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Bernadette Jordan named federal Liberal candidate for South Shore

Bernadette Johnson has won the Liberal nomination for the federal riding of South Shore-St. Margaret's. 
Bernadette Johnson has won the Liberal nomination for the federal riding of South Shore-St. Margaret's. 

BRIDGEWATER - The South Shore-St. Margaret's Liberal party is ready for the next election.  

On Nov. 1 the Liberal Association held its nomination meeting and Bernadette Jordan won the role in a close vote.

She was up against Jennifer Naugler, school board chairwoman for the South Shore Regional School Board.

About 450 members cast their vote and Jordan came ahead by 22 votes.

Jordan says she is pretty excited to be taking on the role.

"It was a very close vote," she says.

She says Naugler ran a great campaign, and hopes to work with her on the run up to the federal election, expected sometime in 2015.

The next steps for the Liberal party will be building in a team, taking in people from the whole riding, and determining the direction they want to go from here, says Jordan.

Jordan has served as the development officer for Health Services Foundation in Bridgewater since 2006 where she has helped to raise millions of dollars for health care in our community. She has previously held positions with Lunenburg Economic Development Commission, Bowater Mersey, and Lighthouse Media and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Francis Xavier University.

She has held positions as president of the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association, campaign chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, marketing committee member for Bridgewater Development Association, School Advisory Committee for Park View Education Centre and Bridgewater High School as well as involvement with Awesome South Shore Foundation, Rockabilly Picnic, McKinnon Dance and many other community organizations.

On Nov. 1 the Liberal Association held its nomination meeting and Bernadette Jordan won the role in a close vote.

She was up against Jennifer Naugler, school board chairwoman for the South Shore Regional School Board.

About 450 members cast their vote and Jordan came ahead by 22 votes.

Jordan says she is pretty excited to be taking on the role.

"It was a very close vote," she says.

She says Naugler ran a great campaign, and hopes to work with her on the run up to the federal election, expected sometime in 2015.

The next steps for the Liberal party will be building in a team, taking in people from the whole riding, and determining the direction they want to go from here, says Jordan.

Jordan has served as the development officer for Health Services Foundation in Bridgewater since 2006 where she has helped to raise millions of dollars for health care in our community. She has previously held positions with Lunenburg Economic Development Commission, Bowater Mersey, and Lighthouse Media and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Francis Xavier University.

She has held positions as president of the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association, campaign chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, marketing committee member for Bridgewater Development Association, School Advisory Committee for Park View Education Centre and Bridgewater High School as well as involvement with Awesome South Shore Foundation, Rockabilly Picnic, McKinnon Dance and many other community organizations.

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