Manitoba Liberals, NDP announce Tuxedo byelection candidates

After a provincial byelection date was set for the Tuxedo voting area Monday, both the Manitoba NDP and Liberal parties have announced their candidate.

Monday, the NDP confirmed Carla Compton would be running for the seat, and Tuesday, the Liberals announced Jamie Pfau.

Carla Compton

Compton has been a registered nurse for 18 years and has worked as a hemodialysis nurse at St. Boniface Hospital.

“Tuxedo deserves a voice at the table who will bring Manitobans together,” said Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew, while making the announcement Monday. “Families can put their trust in Carla to work alongside our team to rebuild health care and make life more affordable.”

Kinew added that Compton “is a passionate advocate for health care” and that she will aid the NDP as they look to rebuild the province’s health care system.

“As a nurse, I’ve seen first-hand the damage the Stefanson PCs did to health care over the last seven years,” said Compton. “In this election, Tuxedo families can send me to Wab Kinew’s table to be their voice.”

Jamie Pfau

Pfau is a small business owner and a resident of Tuxedo, and is a a PhD candidate in Community Health Sciences and is the President of the Manitoba Foster Parent Association.

“I’m pleased that we’ve had great interest of candidates to run for the Liberals in this by-election,” said Terry Hayward, President of the Manitoba Liberal Party, while making the announcement Tuesday. “We did a great job in this constituency in the past and I look forward to an active and productive campaign with Jamie.”

During her career, Pfau has actively championed for improved outcomes for children in care, and founded a non-profit called Peace For All of Us, which has purchased homes to house survivors escaping from intimate partner violence.

“I’m excited to connect with the residents of my community and listen to their concerns. It is clear the NDP government has failed to represent the needs of my community,” Pfau says. “I hope to bring a strong voice to the legislature to hold the government accountable for my constituents.”

Manitoba Liberal Deputy Leader Willard Reaves said in a statement that he backs Pfau’s nomination.

“We took a walk and discussed our joint commitment to build a party that will represent the people of our constituencies and our province. As Deputy Leader, I felt that Jamie Pfau would best represent the constituents of Tuxedo and their needs,” Reaves said.

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