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Tony Huntjens
MLA, Charlotte-Campobello

Antoon J. (Tony) Huntjens, a Progressive Conservative member, was the first member elected in the new constituency of Charlotte-Campobello as a result of the Sept. 18, 2006, provincial election. He is a member of the standing committee on legislative officers. He is official Opposition critic for areas of interest related to supply and services and Aboriginal affairs.

He 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 Western Charlotte. During the 54th legislature, he was a member of the standing committee on private bills and the select Committee on health care.

He was re-elected in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. On June 27, 2009, he was sworn in as minister of family and community services and as the minister responsible for the Advisory Council on Seniors -- a post he resigned on Oct. 29, 2005.

He earned Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of New Brunswick. During his long teaching career, he has helped adult and children alike to upgrade their education. He has been actively involved in the Business Education Council as well as in curriculum development committees. He was president of the Charlotte County Music Festival and spent years as a choir director and a choir member of the Kirk-McColl United Church.

He has two daughters, Jane and Tanya, and two grandchildren, Derica and Peter. His constituency office is located at 89 Prince William St., St. Stephen.

Huntjens and his wife, Madeleine, live on Little Ridge, near St. Stephen.
Last updated : 5/14/2010