A Springdale businessman is hoping to be the next MHA for the Baie Verte-Springdale district.
Brian Warr, whose family owns Warr’s Building Centre, says he feels his experience in business over the past number of decades has given him the ability to work for the people of the district and represent them as a Liberal in a Dwight Ball government.
While he hasn’t always been a Liberal supporter, he says he feels that the Liberals are the right party to carry the flag of government in the next election.
“I’ve never been overly politically active, in the way of supporting party politics for any particular party,” he said. “I have to say I’ve voted in the past for both parties because at the time I thought it was best for the district and for the people.”
Warr ran and was successful in obtaining a seat on council in the early 1990s, however he said one term was the right fit for him.
“I had a young family, and my wife was working full time as a nurse, and I was trying to run a business, so it just didn’t fit well for me at the time,” he said. “But now, my family is grown and on their own, and my wife has given me her blessing.”
Warr is also the chairperson of the CBDC Emerald board of directors, which Middle Arm Mayor Neville Robinson is also a part of.
Robinson announced a couple weeks ago that he would also be seeking the nomination for the Liberals.
“I’ve never been one of those people who goes out and bad-mouths people, and plays dirty to win at something,” Warr said. “I know Neville, obviously, and I think he’s a good person and a good candidate – I wish him nothing but the best.”
As for a platform on which he’ll be running, Warr says he hasn’t gotten that far in his thought process yet, but said he doesn’t think it would take long to develop one.
“I’m not aware of all of the issues, and there are no doubt things that are important to people that I’ll have to learn more about as time goes on, but I don’t think that will take long at all, and won’t be an issue.”
When it comes to other names that are potentially seeking the nomination, he admits he’s heard rumours of more, but so far that’s all they are.
“If other names come forward, that’s fine,” he said. “I’ll do what I do and let them do their thing as well.”