Jennifer McKenzie (politician)
Jennifer McKenzie (born 1962) is a Canadian politician and former leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party. She was acclaimed as leader on August 10, 2017. On February 25, 2019, a day after losing a leadership review on whether or not a new leadership election should be held within six months, she resigned as leader rather rather than run as a leadership candidate.
|Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party|
August 10, 2017 – February 25, 2019
|Preceded by||Rosaire L'Italien|
|Succeeded by||Mackenzie Thomason|
|Born||Fredericton, New Brunswick|
|Political party||New Brunswick New Democratic Party|
New Democratic Party
She is an engineer by training and a tech entrepreneur who formerly served as vice-president of Instantel Inc, a technology manufacturer. McKenzie was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and moved to Ontario to pursue her career before returning to New Brunswick. She currently lives in Saint John, New Brunswick. McKenzie has three adult children.
McKenzie was a candidate for the New Democratic Party in Fundy Royal for the 2015 federal election placing third with 18% of the vote. Previously, she was also a candidate for the Ontario New Democratic Party in Ottawa Centre in the 2014 Ontario provincial election finishing second with 20% of the vote.
McKenzie led the NDP during the 2018 provincial election. The party failed to win any seats and McKenzie ran third in her district of Saint John Harbour.
|2018 New Brunswick general election: Saint John Harbour|
|Progressive Conservative||Barry Ogden||1,855||32.7%|
|New Democratic||Jennifer McKenzie||836||14.7%|
|People's Alliance||Margot Brideau||393||6.9%|
|Total valid votes||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots|
|2015 Canadian federal election: Fundy Royal|
|New Democratic||Jennifer McKenzie||8,204||17.52||-9.34||$48,770.66|
|Independent||David Raymond Amos||296||0.63||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||46,820||100.0||$204,844.46|
|Total rejected ballots||241||0.51|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+25.66|
|2014 Ontario general election: Ottawa Centre|
|New Democratic||Jennifer McKenzie||10,891||20.39||−8.74|
|Progressive Conservative||Rob Dekker||9,675||18.11||−0.21|
|Libertarian||Bruce A. Faulkner||832||1.56||+1.08|
|Communist||Larry L. Wasslen||279||0.52||+0.21|
|Total valid votes||53,412||100.0||+5.74|
|Ottawa-Carleton District School Board election, 2010: Zone 10|
|Jennifer McKenzie (X)||11,828||75.10|
|Ottawa-Carleton District School Board election, 2006: Zone 10|
|Joan Spice (X)||7,716||45.62|
- "Former Ottawa school board chair acclaimed as N.B. NDP leader". CTV News. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- MacKinnon, Bobbi-Jean (August 10, 2017). "NDP hopes to reclaim members with Jennifer McKenzie as new leader". CBC News. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- "New Brunswick's new leader of NDP named". Global News. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.