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Olympic gold medallist Jamie Korab seeks Liberal nomination.
Olympic gold medallist to run for Liberals in byelection
Jamie Korab – a Harbour Grace native known around the province for winning a gold medal in curling at the 2006 winter Olympics – has thrown his hat in the ring for the Liberal nomination for the Carbonear-Harbour Grace district.
Korab confirmed last week he was considering the nod, but officially made the announcement this afternoon (Oct. 7).
A resident of St. John’s, Korab has been working as a real estate agent since 2012.He is a husband, as well as a father to baby daughter, Kendra. He is the first potential candidate for the region to come forward who has a young family.
Although he does not currently live in the region, he is a regular visitor and volunteer with organizations that serve the area.
Just last night, Korab attended the Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation telethon and is a member of the Give the Gift of Life committee which holds a major fundraiser on the Baccalieu Trail for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Korab is also on the board of directors for the Kids Eat Smart organization.
In a press release issued today, it reads, “Jamie looks forward to serving the residents of the district of Carbonear-Harbour Grace, both with their individual issues and as well with the major issues that affect the entire district.”
Earlier today, former Harbour Grace mayor Don Coombs announced his intention to run for the Liberals as well.
Jack Harrington, who is a former executive and constituency assistant to Jerome Kennedy, is the only name in the race for the Progressive Conservatives at the present time.