Former MLA Pat Murphy has announced his return to provincial politics as the Liberal Candidate for District 26 Alberton-Bloomfield.
“As many of you know, I have gone through a really hard health struggle recently. I think I’ve got it beat – and in a whole lot of ways, that fight has made me more determined than ever,” said Pat. “I’ve always really liked the Tom Petty song I Won’t Back Down. Well, I’m not backing down.”
The main reason for his offering is his concern about health care in West Prince.
“I think the Conservatives are trying to starve our hospital instead of figuring out ways to make it better,” said Pat. “I have complete faith and support in the healthcare workers, but they need a government in the legislature that is there to work with them to improve the system.”
Pat stated that he would not be able to campaign as much as he used to but will be around and reachable due to his recent health concerns. He is thankful for all the support from the area and is excited to represent his community again.
“I would have liked to have more time to get back to full strength and thought I would have, but with the snap election, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised,” Pat said.
Pat was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 2007 general election for District 26 Alberton-Roseville. He was re-elected in the 3 October 2011 and 4 May 2015 general elections. He served on numerous standing committees and was Minister of Rural and Regional Development