Tony Menchions to challenge for Liberal nomination in Port de Grave district

Former deputy mayor of Spaniard's Bay says he wants to be district's MHA

Melissa Jenkins
Published on May 6, 2014
Tony Menchions, former deputy mayor of Spaniard's Bay, has announced his intention to seek the Liberal nomination in the Port de Grave district.
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Although Liberal nominations have not been called in the district of Port de Grave for the pending provincial elections, at least one high profile candidate has announced his intentions to run.

Tony Menchions, a former deputy mayor and current councillor of the Town of Spaniard’s Bay, announced Tuesday he plans on seeking the nomination for the Liberals in a seat that is currently held by Progressive Conservative MHA Glenn Littlejohn.

“I am eager to announce that I am running for the Liberal nomination for the Port de Grave district,” Menchions wrote in a news release. “I have been involved with the party directly and indirectly for the past 20-plus years.”

Menchions, who is a member of the Celtic band Greeley’s Reel, served on the Spaniard’s Bay council as deputy mayor from 2005 to 2013. He is still a councillor for the town.

There have been many names discussed throughout the district who may consider the Liberal nomination, from town councillors to former educators, but Menchions is the first to announce his intentions.