Canadian Blood Services employee Daniel Anderson accepted the nomination for the New Brunswick NDP in Kings Centre Thursday night at the Royal Canadian Legion in Norton. In accepting the nomination, Anderson spoke about prospect of building community as one of the reasons why he’s running.
“When I was young I got involved in my community, volunteering at countless dinners,” Anderson said. “I had great examples to look up to; my parents and grandparents taught me the importance of hard work.”
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy served as keynote speaker for the nomination meeting. Cardy said that as a former Progressive Conservative riding association president, Anderson’s nomination is yet another example of the NDP successfully building a unity party to change New Brunswick.
“Dan is a new father who wants a vibrant and prosperous New Brunswick for his son. We’re excited that Dan is going to fight for a greener, fairer, and richer New Brunswick under the banner of the new NDP.”
Anderson said he found it very easy to move to the NDP after meeting Dominic Cardy and hearing his plan to create jobs and affect meaningful government reform.
“I am excited about working with Dominic and the NDP. The platform the party is putting forward is just what New Brunswick needs to move beyond the failed policies of Liberal and Tory governments. I can’t wait to get out knocking on doors and talking to the people of Kings Centre,” Anderson said.
Daniel’s parents, Linda and Mike Anderson, have been multi time presidents of the Nauwigewauk Community Club. His grandmother, Lillian Anderson, has been a long time contributor to the Kings County Museum, is a familiar face at community functions who recently received the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal. Strong family roots enable Daniel to follow in their footsteps as a community organizer. He volunteers at local food banks, is a Deacon at his church, and he is an active member of the Lion’s Club.