Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy has resigned.
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During a press conference held today at the Confederation Building, Kennedy, with Premier Kathy Dunderdale at his side, announced he will no longer serve the people of the region as a political leader.
“I’m very proud of what we have done as a government since 2003,” Kennedy said. “And I’m very happy and humbled,” to have served a role.
The announcement was made on the heels of rumours he would be leaving the political world in the coming weeks.
“Over the summer I decided I wasn’t going to run,” Kennedy explained.
He then spoke with Dunderdale about his decision and noted they “had discussions to the timing of my departure.”
Both poll results and Muskrat Falls were not reasons behind his decision, he said and he still supports the Muskrat Falls project.
But what will Kennedy do now that he is not longer an MHA? He has decided to return to practicing law “effective Nov. 1.”
“I’m excited to be going on to the next phase of my career and my life,” he said.
“For me it’s time to go,”
Stay tuned for some local reaction to the news.