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Montague resident says she wants to address financial difficulties facing many Islanders
A long-time community volunteer from Montague is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination for District 3.
Sharon Riley, a resident of Montague in Three Rivers, hopes to run as the PC candidate in Montague-Kilmuir during the next provincial election.
Riley said she is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship and has lived and worked in eastern P.E.I., with her partner, three children and three grandchildren, for more than three decades.
Riley said, after having volunteered with many local associations at a hands-on grassroots level, she understands the financial difficulties many Islanders face on a daily basis.
“We need to put all Islanders on a level playing field when it comes to receiving the basic necessities of food, heat, lights and shelter,” said Riley. “We have residents in our area who can’t afford the gas in their cars to drive to cancer treatments in Charlottetown. As a province, we can and we need to do better.”
Riley said she has served her community in many ways during the past 30 years. She has held various positions with the Montague Rotary Club, Eastern P.E.I. Chamber of Commerce, Kings Playhouse and the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association.
Riley, who is also a member of the P.E.I. Business Women’s Association, was instrumental in bringing the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to the Montague area.
The District 3 nomination will be held at the Kaylee Hall on Tuesday, March 5.