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|Minister of Post-Secondary Education|
15 September 2013 – 8 October 2014
|Preceded by||Martine Coulombe|
|Succeeded by||Francine Landry|
14 February 2006 – 3 October 2006
|Preceded by||Madeleine Dubé|
|Succeeded by||Ed Doherty|
|Minister of Education|
12 October 2010 – 23 September 2013
|Preceded by||Roland Haché|
|Succeeded by||Marie-Claude Blais|
|MLA for Oromocto-Lincoln|
7 June 1999
|Preceded by||Vaughn Blaney|
3 July 1975 |
Saint John, New Brunswick
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Jody Rochelle Carr (born July 3, 1975) is a Canadian politician. He is the current member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the riding of Oromocto and served in the cabinet for part of 2006.
While still in university, Carr ran in the riding of Oromocto-Gagetown for the first time in the 1995 provincial election and was the youngest ever Progressive Conservative candidate for MLA in New Brunswick at the age of 20. Carr received 28% of the vote which was the best showing of all 8 PC candidates in the greater Fredericton Region. Though he was defeated in that election, he stayed involved in his riding and his party and co-chaired the 1997 leadership convention which elected Bernard Lord. Carr kept active in his riding while finishing his university degree at the University of New Brunswick. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration Carr worked under Lord in the office of the official opposition before being elected with nearly 64% of the vote in the 1999 election at age 23. He was re-elected in 2003 while winning every poll with 62% of the vote.
On February 14, 2006, Carr was named to the cabinet of Bernard Lord overseeing the new portfolio of Post-secondary Education and Training.
On September 27, 2010, Carr was re-elected with over 81% of the vote. His closest opponent garnered only 12% in the Oromocto riding.
Carr was reelected in the redistributed riding of Oromocto-Lincoln in the 2014 provincial election. His brother Jack did not stand for reelection, but was instead succeeded by their older brother Jeff.
- "Carr wins byelection in New Maryland-Sunbury West". CBC News, November 4, 2008. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
- "New Brunswick Votes 2010 Interactive Results Map". CBC News, September 28, 2010.