Susan Levi-Peters

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Susan Levi-Peters
Deputy Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party
Assumed office
March 2, 2011
Personal details
Born (1965-08-26) August 26, 1965 (age 52)
Elsipogtog, New Brunswick
Political party New Brunswick New Democratic Party
Occupation Deputy Leader, New Brunswick NDP, small business owner

Susan Levi-Peters (born August 26, 1965) is a Canadian politician from New Brunswick. Dominic Cardy, leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party, named her as his running mate and choice for Deputy Leader in the party's leadership election process ending on March 2, 2011. A resident of Elsipogtog, Levi-Peters was the party's candidate for the 2013 Kent byelection. During the 2015 Canadian federal election, she announced that she could no longer support the NDP and would be working to elect Liberals in the province.

Political career[edit]

Levi-Peters served as chief of the Elsipogtog band council from 2004 to 2008, participating in the signing of the Bi-lateral Agreement between First Nation communities and the Government of New Brunswick in 2007. She has been involved in various First Nations organizations, and was a member of the Executive of the Atlantic Policy Congress. She served as the Social Development Director for Elsipogtog, Finance Comptroller for the North Shore District Council, and Supervisor for Big Cove Works.

In 2010, Levi-Peters was the New Brunswick New Democratic Party candidate for Kent finishing third with 15.3% of the vote. In 2011, Levi-Peters was the Federal NDP candidate for Beauséjour finishing third with 23.35% of the vote. In 2013, Levi-Peters was the New Brunswick New Democratic Party candidate for the Kent byelection finishing second with 26.94% of the vote.

In 2015, Levi-Peters announced that she could no longer support the NDP and would be working to elect Liberal candidates in New Brunswick such as Dominic Leblanc in the federal election that year.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

April 15, 2013 by-election: Kent
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Brian Gallant 3543 59.10 +3.4
     NDP Susan Levi-Peters[2] 1615 26.94 +11.64
     Progressive Conservative Jimmy Bourque[3] 837 13.96 -11.74

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Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Dominic LeBlanc 17,399 39.08 -7.68 $60,854.20
Conservative Evelyn Chapman 14,811 33.27 +4.12 $75,052.19
New Democratic Susan Levi-Peters 10,397 23.35 +6.47 $13,825.57
Green Natalie Arsenault 1,913 4.30 -2.89
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,520 100.00
Total rejected ballots 534 1.19 -0.16
Turnout 45,054 71.97 +2.77
Eligible voters 62,599
2010 New Brunswick election: Kent
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Shawn Graham 3,722 55.7% +3.8
     Progressive Conservative Bruce Hickey 1,720 25.7% -19.3
     NDP Susan Levi-Peters 1,023 15.3% +12.2
Green Gary Sanipass 215 3.2% **

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