Energy consultant Roy MacMullin accepted the NDP nomination for Moncton East on Monday night.
MacMullin said as an MLA, he would push to get New Brunswick’s citizens more involved in the democratic process.
“My goal as an NDP MLA for Moncton East would be to involve citizens in the democratic process, provide transparency and good government and ensure public funds are directed to programs that provide the greatest benefit to all New Brunswickers,” he said.
MacMullin worked in the distribution system of NB Power for 30 years before founding Moncton Free Press. He ran for leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick against David Coon in 2012.
MacMullin was drawn to the NDP by leader Dominic Cardy’s message of making New Brunswick the richest, greenest and fairest province in Canada.
Cardy said he looks forward to hitting the campaign trail with MacMullin in the coming weeks.
“Roy has been a voice for his community for many years and he will be a strong voice for the constituents of Moncton East,” Cardy said.