“Thank you everyone for putting your confidence in me, I won’t let you down. Congratulations to Jim Burton Liberal for Mount Pearl North, Nicole Kieley NDP for Mount Pearl North and Hudson Stratton for a clean, respectful campaign. I look forward to representing Mount Pearl North and your interests to the very best of my ability. Tonight we celebrate, and tomorrow we get to work.”Jim Lester, November 21, 2017


Biography of Jim Lester from Facebook

Jim Lester and his wife Michelle grew up and went to school in Mount Pearl. They had three children, Samantha, John, and Caleb who also go to school in Mount Pearl.

The family owns and operates Lester’s Farm Inc. Their farm is entirely of their own creation and consists of Lester’s Farm Chalet – Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier agritourism destination, an innovative Aquaponics Food Production System that consists of the most advanced design worldwide. They also operate an environmental services division that collects and composts commercial organic waste to be used in beneficial food production.

Every year, Jim and his family provide thousands of pounds of vegetables to local charities and social causes. The farm employs up to 70 people annually, many of which are students who are working their first job. Jim and Michelle are passionate agriculturalists who want to impart the importance of food production, environmental consciousness, and resource management to everyone they meet.

With Jim’s backgound, he will be the perfect advocate for small and medium sized business. Jim’s work ethic and tireless commitment to getting the job done will be an incredible asset to the House of Assembly and the people of the province.






EARLIER NEWS, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Congratulations to Jim Lester, who was elected at the Nomination Meeting on October 25 to be the PC Candidate in Mount Pearl North in the November 21 by-election.

Congratulations to Chuck Nurse for stepping forward and running an excellent campaign.

Thank you to all the volunteers for helping out, and to all who came out to participate.

From Jim Lester:
Thank you so much to everyone for your support! I won’t let you down! Thank you and congratulations to @nurse_chuck on a great campaign.

From Chuck Nurse:
Thank you to everyone who came out to vote today. Congratulations to Jim Lester on a successful campaign. @PCPartyNL #MountPearlNorth






For Immediate Release
October 18, 2017

Nomination Meeting in the District of Mount Pearl North

The Provincial Executive of the Progressive Conservative Party announced today that the Nomination Meeting to select the PC candidate for Mount Pearl North is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25.

The nomination meeting will be held at the Mount Pearl Soccer Club, located at 44 Arena Road, with voting open at 4pm closing at 8pm.

Two nominees are seeking to become the PC candidate in the upcoming by-election in the District of Mount Pearl North: Jim Lester and Chuck Nurse.

A date for the by-election has not yet been set.

UPDATE: As announced on October 23, the by-election will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. [LINK]

Under Article 12 of the PC Constitution, in order to be eligible to vote in the Nominating Meeting, a person must be “ordinarily resident in the Electoral District at the date of the Nominating Meeting.”

Under Article 5 of the PC Constitution, in order to be eligible to vote in the Nominating Meeting, a person must become a Party Member or Supporter as defined in the PC Constitution.

A person may apply to become a Member or Supporter of the Party by signing up on the Party website or submitting a paper application which can be found at www.pcpartynl.ca

A photo ID or 2 pieces of mail with the voter’s name and address must be presented in order to be eligible to vote.


Media Contact:
Graydon Pelley, President, PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador
Telephone: 709.636.8326 Email: gpelleypc@gmail.com


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