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MLA candidates

Karen Felker, Hay River North

I have never wandered off too far from home, my heart is here and I love our community and the people who make up our community, it hurts to see our community struggling and I know I can make a difference, I can be their voice to get things done.

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Lyle Fabian, Deh Cho

Having been involved as part of the Dehcho Region leadership since 2009 with the Katlodeeche First Nation, I have worked to bring positive changes in my community and in the region. I now feel that time has come for me to seek election as MLA for the Deh Cho riding.

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Herb Nakimayak, Nunakput

I am running for MLA to ensure the residents of Nunakput have a voice in the Legislative Assembly. Nunakput is in need of strong, effective leadership that will work in each of the four communities while thinking globally.

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Robert (Bob) McLeod, Yellowknife South

It has been a pleasure to serve the people of Yellowknife South for the past eight years and the NWT as premier for the past four years. I want to keep and make Yellowknife and the NWT as the best place to live, work and invest in for my family and all the people of the NWT.

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Roy Erasmus Sr., Frame Lake

 I see too many problems that are persisting with the current POOR approach to government. Things are being done in ways that are not in the best interests of Yellowknife and NWT residents.

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David Wasylciw, Frame Lake

I’m running to be the MLA for Frame Lake for two reasons, first, to make sure that we have a government that puts our northern families first and considers the impacts of legislation and policy decisions on each of our daily lives.

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Julie Green, Yellowknife Centre

It’s time for a new vision and new energy in Yellowknife Centre. It’s time for change.

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Dëneze Nakehk'o, Nahendeh

Nahendeh in the Dehcho Dene Yati language means 'Our Land.' The upcoming 18th Legislative Assembly will have more power and authority over decisions on our lands and resources. As a proud member of the Líídlíí Kue First Nation, I will be a strong voice for the land and people.

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Erasmus Sean, Yellowknife North

I am running in this election because real positive change is needed. I see a lot of social issues that need addressing here in Yk and I know with my business education, work experience and innovative ideas that I can help them.

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Brian Willows, Hay River South

I have a strong belief in public service and feel a responsibility to give back to my community of Hay River. Through hard work and good fortune I have been lucky enough that life has provided this opportunity to run for MLA for Hay River South and hopefully gain your trust, and eventually your vote.

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Tom Beaulieu, Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

I am running for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh because I feel that I have done an excellent job in serving the people of Tu Nedhe as their MLA and the people of the NWT in my ministerial portfolios.

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Ethel-Jean Gruben, Nunakput

 I am currently visiting the voters and in my communities' riding discussing issues that matter most and are very important to them and will not be responding to your request at this time.

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Kevin O'Reilly, Frame Lake

This is an important time for you as a resident of Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. Devolution has empowered us to make significant decisions that will determine the future of the North. Renewable energy can reduce the cost of living and create jobs. Lessons learned and new approaches lead to better strategies for dealing with social issues.

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Nigit'stil Norbert, Yellowknife South

I was approached by the residents of Yellowknife South and asked to run. I had been considering it for a while up to that point and the timing seemed right and the reasons for running felt right as well.

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Yvonne Doolittle, Sahtu

I am a team builder and a strong voice for positive change in our government. My experience working with leaders, youth and communities has prepared me to help align Sahtu priorities and come together to speak with one voice for all people in the Sahtu.

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David Ramsay, Kam Lake

I am seeking re-election because I believe in our Territories' great ‎potential. I believe in our people and providing opportunities for them. I have the experience and knowledge to continue to steer our government on the road to prosperity. Experience will be very important as we continue to look at ways to diversify our economy.

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Alfred Moses, Inuvik Boot Lake

I am running to continue to do the work that was done in the 17th Legislative Assembly. Although there was a lot of work done, my experience has shown me there is still a lot of work to do.

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Michael Nadli, Deh Cho

I am running because I was the former Deh Cho MLA. I believe we need experienced leadership and I have been a strong and effective voice for the constituents of the Deh Cho riding. I had a successful four-year term and made achievements for the communities and people of the Deh Cho riding.

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Edwin Castillo, Yellowknife North

Basically because I care deeply about my children, family and friends and I would like to become more active and involved in the decisions affecting our livelihoods in the community while I am able.

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Jan Fullerton, Frame Lake

For the last 13 years, my work has taken me to communities throughout the NWT where I have seen issues that go beyond what I could impact through my work with Skills Canada NWT.

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Rocky (R.J.) Simpson, Hay River North

I am running because I recognize our town's potential and I want to help us live up to it. I always hear comments that our issues aren't being addressed in the Legislature, our interests aren't being fought for, and our voices aren't being heard.

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Greg Nyuli, Deh Cho

Government does not always listent to the people on fundamental issues important to the electorate. I want to ensure government does listen to the people and plan accordingly.

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Daryl Dolynny, Range Lake

I believe that experience does matter, and I am seeking a second term so that I may continue advocating for areas that are important for ALL NWT residents

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Randy Sibbeston, Nahendeh

 I'm running because I was encouraged to do so by people in our region and because I am confident in my ethics and abilities. 

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Robert C. McLeod, Inuvik Twin Lakes

Running for re-election because there is much work still to be done, building on the experience I’ve gained I would continue to push for opportunities so that our regional economy becomes vibrant again and our business community is able to employ more people.

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Samuel Roland, Yellowknife South

I have seen the decisions being made in the last four years and it makes me skeptical for a prosperous future. We as a territory need to prepare for challenges ahead.

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Ben Nind, Yellowknife North

The Yellowknife North constituency is a crossroad of indigenous and pioneer histories, cross cultural immersion, artistic creation, active and eclectic neighbourhoods, engaged citizens, the Ingraham Trail,  Giant Mine and small businesses of all kinds – tourism, air transport, marinas, fisheries, retail, hospitality services, manufacturing, mining, sport and recreation. 

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Chris Clarke, Great Slave

I chose to run because I saw a need for change. There has not been an increase in the quality of life for most NWT residence in the past five years.

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Ronald Bonnetrouge, Deh Cho

I believe I have gained valuable experience in leadership roles building trust and consensus on common issues. Being a strong leader with strong convictions and strong work ethics does allow me to represent the interests and issues of the Deh Cho riding constituents.

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Caroline Cochrane-Johnson, Range Lake

I am running for MLA Range Lake because I am concerned with the high cost of living, unstable economy, lack of community supports, and climate change.

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Jane Groenewegen, Hay River South

I am running for MLA because I was approached by constituents and supporters who asked me to use my experience to continue to serve Hay River.

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Rosemary Gill, Nahendeh

I've been fortunate to take advantage of educational opportunities available which has enabled me to experience a variety of occupations throughout my career. My life's work has been in serving the public interest.

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Glen Abernethy, Great Slave

As a life long northerner I am committed to the North and want to see it grow into a prosperous, vibrant, culturally rich region with opportunities for anyone who wants them. 

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Richard Edjericon, Tu Nehde-Wiilideh

Why am I running, is to bring "accountability and transparency" to the GNWT and to respect aboriginal governments in the decision making process and to give their voice back to the people of Tu Nedh’e – Wiilideh.

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Louis Sebert, Thebacha

I believe that a more transparent and open government is required and would strongly support the appointment of an ombudsman.

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Cory Vanthuyne, Yellowknife North

Having now served Yellowknifers for two terms as a city councillor and having contributed to a number of non-profit boards and volunteering for many local charities, I have reached a time in my life where I want to be involved in the process of effecting positive change.

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William Firth, Mackenzie Delta

After careful thought and counselling from Gwich’in elders and leaders in and outside my community of Fort McPherson, I can truly make a difference in communicating all issues that arise within the Mackenzie Delta.

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Dennis Nelner, Nahendeh

The Nahendeh riding is largely an unsettle area, therefore there is less certainty towards devolution, resource development, and perceived benefits such as employment and training.

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Kevin Menicoche, Nahendeh

Firstly, voters are pleased with my experience and have asked that I run once again. Most importantly, I enjoy being the people's voice and want to continue to make a difference in people lives and in the communities that they live in.

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Kieron Testart, Kam Lake

I am proud to be a Northerner. We are an ambitious and optimistic people who face tough challenges head on and create opportunity for ourselves and our communities.

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Paul Andrew, Sahtu

I am running because for over a year people approached me and asked me to run. Many older people asked me to use my language and communication skills so they can understand complex and complicated issues.

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Judy Tutcho, Sahtu

To the voters in the Sahtu, I am running for Sahtu MLA because I believe I possess a well-rounded work experience in all departments of the Government of the NWT.

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Wally Schumann, Hay River South

I have always believed in giving back to a community that has given me so much. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to raise a family and grow a business in what was once one of the most exciting communities for economic growth in the North.

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Robert Hawkins, Yellowknife Centre

As a lifelong Northerner, I truly believe in service to our community and I know we can make all our families successful.

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Desmond Zane Loreen, Inuvik Boot Lake

I am running in this election for MLA of Boot Lake because I believe I am the right person for the job. My time as a reporter and my skills in communication would be a great asset to the next assembly and I hope the voters in Inuvik see the same thing.

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Dan Wong, Yellowknife North

I’m running because there is a lot at stake. Living in the Northwest Territories, it is obvious to me that people are hurting. They are trying to do the right thing: to work hard and care for their families. But too often this is not enough.

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Don Jaque, Thebacha

 I have ideas, skills and energy that would suit the role of MLA and I would love to dedicate them to the people of my riding.

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Shane Thompson, Nahendeh

First off , I am not running for the position but in my opinion I am applying for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Nahendeh riding.  Like most jobs worth having you needed to apply for the job and that is what I am doing.

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Norman Snowshoe, Mackenzie Delta

I am running to decrease the social problems that exist in my riding. I am running to increase jobs and contracts in the region. I believe that there is a direct link between social problems and the economy.

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David Krutko, Mackenzie Delta

I have put my name forward once again to serve the people of the MacKenzie Delta. Putting the best interests of the people at the forefront. address social, economic, education and health issues. 

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