John Herron was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 as a Member of Parliament for the former Progressive Conservative Party in Fundy Royal and was successfully re-elected in 2000.
On February 6th, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin, encouraged John Herron to seek the Liberal nomination in Fundy.
Mr. Herron was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia on October 21, 1964. He attended Mount Allison University and Acadia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Employed with Avesta Sheffield, a Swedish and British steel consortium, he was the Sales and Distribution Manager for Atlantic Canada from 1989-1997.
Mr. Herron has served on several Parliamentary committees, most recently as the Vice-Chair on the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and as a member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages. He has received recognition from the environmental community for his work on species at risk and pesticides legislation as well as his work in pursuing a Safe Drinking Water Act.
Mr. Herron aims to help the Fundy riding, the Southern New Brunswick region and students. Mr. Herron will also work to improve the economic development of Fundy and the Southern New Brunswick region, specifically with projects like the Fundy Trail and the Saint John Waterfront.
Mr. Herron lives in Bloomfield, New Brunswick with his wife Beth, daughter Rosemary and son Patrick.