The ink is not even dry on former Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson’s resignation, but that hasn’t stopped an announcement from a potential Liberal candidate, stating he would like to replace her.
At 7 a.m. Friday morning, Steve Crocker issued a news release announcing his intentions to seek the post.
Crocker is a familiar name within Liberal circles. He is a former executive assistant for party leader Dwight Ball, and for MP for the Avalon riding, Scott Andrews. He wants to bring the district back to the Liberal fold after 11 years as Progressive Conservative.
Crocker lives in Heart’s Delight-Islington and runs a family business.
The Liberal party has experienced a surge in success over the past year, sweeping the province’s four by-elections since last July.
A nomination date has not been set for the Liberals, but there are already discussions other prominent locals will also throw their hat in the ring for the candidacy.
A byelection must be called within 60 days of an MHA vacating their seat.