Thunder Bay, ON. – POLITICS – Richard Harvey announced today that he is seeking nomination for the Federal Conservative Party for Thunder Bay – Superior North riding.
Richard Harvey is fourth generation Thunder Bay, with his Family arriving in Port Arthur in 1882. The Son of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Harvey, born in Thunder Bay and a graduate of Lakehead University, Lakehead Faculty of Education and Providence Theological Seminary, Harvey has lived and worked in the Thunder Bay region for most of his life.
“As the son of a small town Doctor I learned at a very young age the importance of caring for those in need regardless of the circumstances” commented Harvey. “With the difficult times we have faced in recent years, and the opportunities that are now presenting themselves, I believe it is important that we have representation in Ottawa that can bring us together to build a strong future that includes everyone.”
No stranger to politics, Harvey was the Conservative candidate in the last federal election garnering the highest vote count than any previous Conservative candidates. Harvey currently holds the office of Mayor of Nipigon.
The Town of Nipigon has faced extreme job loses first with the closing of the Norampac Mill in Red Rock and then the devastating fire that destroyed the Nipigon Plywood Mill.
“As Mayor of Nipigon I learned how to identify the important issues and what it takes to get things done to create jobs and build a strong healthy community. It is essential that the city of Thunder Bay and the region work together to have strong representation in Ottawa.”
Harvey stresses the importance of representing the people of the riding first and foremost. “I have made it clear to those that have asked me to run that I am an outspoken individual who believes that our community comes first and believe that the Conservative party is the only party that not only permits but encourages their MPs to speak out and act on behalf of their constituents” said Harvey.
Married with two children, Richard’s wife Judy works as a registered nurse both in Nipigon and Thunder Bay, daughter Moriah is a nursing student at Lakehead University and son Aidan is completing Grade 12 at Nipigon Red Rock High School and is enrolled at Confederation College in the fall.