Jody Carr

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The Honourable
Jody Carr
MLA
Minister of Post-Secondary Education
In office
15 September 2013 – 8 October 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Martine Coulombe
Succeeded by Francine Landry
In office
14 February 2006 – 3 October 2006
Premier Bernard Lord
Preceded by Madeleine Dubé
Succeeded by Ed Doherty
Minister of Education
In office
12 October 2010 – 23 September 2013
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Roland Haché
Succeeded by Marie-Claude Blais
MLA for Oromocto-Lincoln
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 1999
Preceded by Vaughn Blaney
Personal details
Born 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.

Political career[edit]

He first got involved with politics in 1993 just after graduating from Oromocto High School as class president by volunteering in the 1993 federal election.

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.

Carr was re-elected in the new riding of Oromocto in 2006 with 66% of the vote. However, the PC Party lost government and formed the opposition despite winning the popular vote.

On November 3, 2008, Carr's twin brother, Jack, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in a byelection in the electoral district of New Maryland-Sunbury West.[1]

On September 27, 2010, Carr was re-elected with over 81% of the vote. His closest opponent garnered only 12% in the Oromocto riding.[2]

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.

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