Sheilagh O’Leary is NDP Candidate in Virginia Waters
(March 6, 2014) NDP provincial president Kathleen Connors is pleased to announce the close of nominations for the party in the district of Virginia Waters for the upcoming byelection.
The candidate for the district will be Sheilagh O’Leary.
“I am very happy to say that Sheilagh O’Leary will be representing the New Democratic Party in the Virginia Waters byelection, whenever the provincial government chooses to call it,” Connors said today. “She has decades of experience as an advocate for people and important issues, and will make an incredibly strong representative for the people of Virginia Waters.”
O’Leary is a former City councilor and an award-winning photographer and film-maker. In two decades of operation, Sheilagh O’Leary Photography produced photographic exhibitions, and public relations and advertising photography for more than 500 clients from the private and public sector.
She is an active and energetic volunteer, and has sat on numerous boards. Most recently, she established the annual Tickle Swim for Mental Health for the Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a member of the newly-reinstated St. John’s YWCA, the St. John’s YMCA, and the Qalipu M’ikmaq First Nations Band.
“I am excited to be representing the NDP in Virginia Waters,” said O’Leary. “I am a passionate, lifetime citizen advocate with a proven record of working towards improved quality of life for people in Newfoundland and Labrador, and I am looking forward to being a strong voice for the people of Virginia Waters.”