WELLINGTON, P.E.I. – The Island Green Party has announced new nominees for two Prince County areas.
On Monday, Sept. 24, party members gathered at the Vanier Centre in Wellington to nominate candidates who will run under the party’s banner in the next P.E.I. general election.
Nick Arsenault was nominated for District 24: Evangeline – Miscouche, while Jason Charette took District 25: O’Leary – Inverness.
Arsenault is a teacher at l’École Évangéline, works as a journalist for “La Voix acadienne,” and is executive director of le Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline.
He is currently in charge of sports for the upcoming Jeux de l’Acadie 50+, serves on the board of the Evangeline Recreation Commission and is an organizer for the Acadian Festival.
Arsenault currently lives in Wellington with his wife and two children, who he calls his inspiration for running as a Green Party candidate.
Meanwhile, hailing from a small farm from Richmond, Charette divides his time between his rural mail route with Canada Post, spending time with his infant daughter and converting his homestead into a sustainable mixed-use farm.
Prior to starting his farm, Charette worked for over a decade in the telecommunications industry.
He says he looks forward to conversations with the people of O’Leary – Inverness about things that are needed to enable rural life on P.E.I. to continue to thrive in the coming years.
"I am delighted to welcome Jason and Nick as the latest Green Party nominees," said Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker.
"They each bring youthful energy, the perspective of being new parents, and in Nick's case, the perspective of the Acadian community from which he comes and to whom he is deeply devoted. Their unique perspectives add to the growing diversity of our family of candidates."
To date, the Green Part has nominated candidates in 15 districts across the Island.
Green Party Candidates:
– District 1: Souris – Elmira: Boyd Leard
– District 2: Georgetown – Pownal: Susan Hartley
– District 6: Stratford – Keppoch: Josh Weale
– District 9: Charlottetown – Hillsborough Park: Josh Underhay
– District 11: Charlottetown – Belvedere: Hannah Bell
– District 12: Charlottetown – Victoria Park: Karla Bernard
– District 13: Charlottetown – Brighton: Ole Hammarlund
– District 15: Brackley – Hunter River: Greg Bradley
– District 17: New Haven – Rocky Point: Peter Bevan-Baker
– District 19: Borden – Kinkora: Matt MacFarlane
– District 21: Summerside – Wilmot: Lynne Lund
– District 22: Summerside – South Drive: Steve Howard
– District 23: Tyne Valley – Sherbrooke: Trish Altass
– District 24: Evangeline – Miscouche: Nick Arsenault
– District 25: O’Leary – Inverness: Jason Charette