John McKay (New Brunswick politician)

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John Bradley McKay (born June 8, 1948) was a politician in New Brunswick, Canada. He was a member of the province's legislative assembly and served as mayor of the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick from 2004 to 2008.[1]

McKay was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick to William John McKay and Elmira F. McKay (née Scott). He attended the New Brunswick Teacher's College and the University of New Brunswick. He became a school teacher.[2]

McKay was elected to the Legislature on November 18, 1974 to represent the Liberal in the new single-member riding of Miramichi-Newcastle. McKay was re-elected on October 23, 1978, and served four years as Financial Critic. McKay was mayor of Newcastle from 1986-87. He was re-elected again in October 13, 1987, and in September 23, 1991. After a provincial redistribution abolished the old constituency, he was re-elected on September 11, 1995 to represent the Miramichi Centre from 1995-99. He was speaker of the provincial assembly from 1996-97. In 1999, he was defeated in a re-election bid by Progressive Conservative Kim Jardine.[2]

Other[edit]

McKay has been past president of the Miramichi Historical Society, former director of the French Fort Cove Development Commission, former director of the Northumberland Organization of the Disabled and a member of the Newcastle Rotary Club.[2]

Personal life[edit]

McKay is married to the former Sandra Murphy.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 Municipal Elections, Elections New Brunswick, gnb.ca; accessed October 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Profile, gnb.ca; accessed October 22, 2014.

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Preceded by
Danny Gay
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Bev Harrison
Preceded by
riding created
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi Centre
1995–1999
Succeeded by
Kim Jardine (Progressive Conservative)
Preceded by
Paul Dawson (Progressive Conservative)
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi-Newcastle
1987–1995
Succeeded by
riding abolished
Preceded by
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Member of the Legislative Assembly for Miramichi-Newcastle
1974–1982
Succeeded by
Paul Dawson (Progressive Conservative)