Charlene Johnson leaves tomorrow for Southeast Asia

Melissa Jenkins
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Charlene Johnson, a recently retired MHA and cabinet minister known for being charismatic and approachable, is scheduled to packed her bags and leave the province on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Charlene Johnson has left Newfoundland politics.

The soft spoken and articulate former member for Trinity-Bay de Verde left her position Thursday, Sept. 4 and will seek a new adventure in Brunei in Southeast Asia, where her husband has been working since February.

Johnson, along with her young daughter Jorja, took a 25-hour trip across the world to reunite with her husband, Joe Breen.

Excited to begin the next stage in her life, Johnson, who is in her mid-30s, will take on a role she considers to be the best job in the world — a stay-at-home mom.

Since Johnson began her political career in 2003 as the province’s youngest female representative, she has taken a journey of growth and memories that she will carry with her for a lifetime.

To learn more about Charlene Johnson and her highlights and greatest memories from her time in office, grab your Sept. 9 copy of The Compass.

Organizations: The Compass

Geographic location: Southeast Asia, Brunei

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