Sarah Campbell to Seek NDP Nomination in Kenora

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Sarah Campbell
Sarah Campbell NDP candidate in Kenora
KENORA – The Kenora riding will have an new MPP after the votes are counted in this October’s Ontario provincial election. Sarah Campbell, the Oxdrift representative for the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and DoKURA (the District of Kenora Unincorporated Ratepayers Association), has announced her intention to seek the NDP nomination for the Kenora-Rainy River riding.

Campbell, 29, is a community leader and consumer activist who is well known across the region for her successful hydro and natural gas reseller information campaigns. Campbell is past-chair of Dryden’s Hoshizaki House Women’s Shelter and has also been an active volunteer and supporter for pet shelters across the region.

Campbell was elected to the Oxdrift seat for KDSB and DoKURA in October of 2010. She was elected president of the Kenora-Rainy River NDP in 2007 and has been re-elected as president in each consecutive election. In addition, she chaired the Election Planning Committees both federally and provincially. Campbell served on the Thunder Bay-Superior North NDP executive while studying at Lakehead University, where she co-founded the Lakehead University NDP campus club.

For the last eight year’s Campbell has worked in Howard Hampton’s Dryden office, coordinating community outreach and awareness campaigns for the MPP. During that time she has gained a deep understanding of the constituency and residents’ concerns and has worked tirelessly and successfully to assist them.

“Working with Howard has given me a unique perspective of how this provincial government is failing to meet the needs of Northern Ontario,” says Campbell. “Whether it’s the backroom deal to impose the HST or McGuinty’s failed hydro strategy that is driving bills through the roof, I’ve listened to what people are saying and I’m planning to take that to Queen’s Park and deliver results for hardworking families in our region.”

She adds only the NDP has a plan that will bring positive change to Kenora-Rainy River.

“The NDP has listened and that’s why we’re pledging to take the HST off of hydro and home heating and phase in a HST reduction on gasoline. We will work to get the cost of hydro under control and work to reverse the terrible legacy of lost jobs and broken promises that McGunity and his Liberals have brought to the region,” she states.

Campbell was born in Atikokan and was raised in Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Perrault Falls. She studied Political Science and Women’s Studies at Lakehead University, while spending summers working in the Thunder Bay District Attorney’s Office, the Ear Falls Saw Mill and her father’s tourist lodge in Perrault Falls before accepting a position in Hampton’s office.

Campbell has put up a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Sarah-Campbell