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Wayne Steeves
MLA, Albert

O. Wayne Steeves was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 7, 1999, provincial election as the member representing the electoral district of Albert. He served on the standing committee on public accounts and the select committee to review appointments by the lieutenant-governor-in-council.

He was re-elected as member for Albert in the June 9, 2003, provincial election and was sworn in as minister of public safety on June 27, 2003.

He was re-elected to the 56th legislature in the Sept. 18, 2006, provincial election. He is a member of the standing committee on public accounts. He was the critic for areas of interest related to supply and services and he is now the critic for areas of interest related to tourism and parks.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1944, in Lower Coverdale, the son of Noel and Vera (Downing) Steeves. He was educated in schools in the Moncton area.

Steeves has worked for the government and for the Progressive Conservative Party for more than 30 years. He is a former special assistant to the Member of Parliament for the riding of Fundy-Royal (1978-1981) and a former executive assistant to the minister of agriculture and natural resources in New Brunswick (1981-1987). He organized campaigns for several provincial Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidates. He is also the past president of the Albert Progressive Conservative Association.

A businessman, Steeves has owned and operated Way-Mac Ventures Ltd., a promotional product sales company, since 1982.

He is also an active volunteer. He is a member of the Lower Coverdale Community Cemetery Committee, former director and vice-president of Steeves Family Inc., former trustee of the Lower Coverdale Baptist Church and past president of the Moncton Industrial Fast Ball League.

Steeves and his wife, Tanya, live in Lower Coverdale. They have two daughters, Krista and Melissa.
Last updated : 5/14/2010