Foote announced her resignation earlier this summer, and in a press release issued Monday, Sept. 18, MacDonald praised her work as a Member of Parliament and cabinet minister.
MacDonald goes on to cite his community work, volunteerism, and roles on committees and boards — such as chairman of the CPP Review Tribunal and chairman of the N.L. Financial Services Appeal Board — as attributes that suit him for the role of MP.
“I believe my skill set and experience as a lawyer, board chairperson, former college instructor and teacher, father and long time resident of the Bonavista-Burin-Trinity District makes me a very worthy contender for the candidacy for the Liberal Party,” read the release.
“I am focused and committed to winning this nomination, and to serving and putting the best interest of the people of this district first!”
MacDonald is originally from Burgeo, and has lived in the Bonavista-Burin-Trinity district for the past 19 years, now living with his family in Clarenville.
MacDonald says he will be holding a formal announcement once Foote’s resignation becomes official.