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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Barnes, Rex

Newfoundland and Labrador, Bonavista - Exploits, Conservative Party of Canada

Rex Barnes was first elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Gander-Grand Falls, province of Newfoundland & Labrador, on May 13, 2002.

He has been appointed by the Federal Progressive Conservative Caucus as the Party’s Critic for Transportation and Public Works & Government Services.

Rex is 43 years old and was born in Grand Falls-Windsor. He is married to Debbie Folks, also from Grand Falls-Windsor; they have two children, Michael and Ashley, and 1 granddaughter.

Having graduated from St. Mike’s High School, Rex was most recently employed as a Paramedic with the Central West Health Care Corporation. Before his move to federal politics, Rex was serving his third term (9 years) on the Grand Falls-Windsor Town Council. During his tenure on Council both chaired and served on the following committees:

- Economic Development

- Finance and Administration

- Public Works

- Recreation

- Salmon Festival

He was also an active volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross Society and the Tennis Club, Grand Falls-Windsor (20 years).

Rex also has 20 years union involvement with CUPE Local 990, serving as President and Treasurer with the Provincial Executive.

Contact information:

Campaign Manager: Bill Hayley (709) 489-7021

Other Bonavista - Exploits candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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