Elizabeth “Betty” Parsley recently announced her candidacy in a news release. She is currently the mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview and has served on the town’s council since 2007.
A call for nominations has not been issued yet for the district, which is currently represented by Progressive Conservative MHA Tom Hedderson. Former Brigus town councillor Rod Fowler and businessman Bill Jeffery have also announced they will seek the party’s nomination to run in the fall provincial election.
Beyond her time serving council, Parsley has worked in St. John’s as a travel consultant with a local travel agency. She’s volunteered with Pathfinders and Girl Guides and is a 38-year member of the Liberal party who has held several executive positions with the party.
This story has been edited to correct information about Parsley's employment history.