Sharon Scott Levesque, a registered nurse and Durham Bridge resident will represent the electoral district of Fredericton York for the NDP in the upcoming provincial election. Scott-Levesque has worked as an RN for 39 years, most recently dedicating herself to geriatric care, working the front for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
“My mother struggled with Alzheimer’s for four years so I understand first-hand the challenges of caring for people with these diseases. I am a strong advocate for the needs of our seniors to be able to stay in their own homes and of the importance of caregivers to help families care for their loved ones,” Scott-Levesque said.
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy believes Scott-Levesque’s professional experience and her deep roots in the community will make her s strong MLA for the constituents of Fredericton York.
“Who better than Sharon can speak to what we’ve been saying needs to be done to improve primary care for all New Brunswickers?” Cardy said. “We need to empower all our primary care providers and Sharon will be a strong advocate for this.”
As a person who operated and owned a business in the wellness sector for 13 years, Scott Levesque firmly believes the NDP’s plan to cut small business taxes and implement new job tax credits will help to jump start New Brunswick’s economy and create a new prosperity for this province by allowing entrepreneurs the ability to compete on a fair playing field.
“I’m running because I believe Dominic Cardy is the only leader with a real plan to create jobs and turn around the economy so we can keep our young workers here at home,” she said.
Sharon is actively involved in her community, having worked closely with the Sparks program promoting healthy lifestyles for children. She has also served as Chairperson of the Women’s Tour Curling event, she’s raised funds for the Pediatric Unit, the Special Olympics, and she’s taken up the fight against Breast Cancer.
She’s been married to John Levesque for 26 years and is the mother of four adult children and grandmother to five.