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Jody Carr
MLA, Oromocto

Jody Carr was born on July 3, 1975, in Saint John, the youngest son of the late Basil Carr and Debbie Johnston. He has a twin brother, Jack, and an older brother, Jeff. He attended Oromocto High School, where he graduated in 1993 as class president. He went on to the university of New Brunswick, where he graduated with a Degree in Business Administration in 1998, majoring in economics.

In 1995, at age 20, he was the youngest Progressive Conservative Party candidate in the history of New Brunswick when he was a candidate in the provincial general election in the riding of Oromocto-Gagetown. He was co-chair of the 1997 Progressive Conservative leadership convention and worked as a researcher in the official Opposition office

He is from Geary and was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 7, 1999, provincial election. During the 54th legislature, he was a member of the standing committee on private bills, standing committee on Crown corporations, select committee on education and the select committee on local governance and regional collaboration.

He was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He chaired the standing committee on law amendments and served as vice-chair of the select committee on education. He served on the standing committees on privileges, public accounts and Crown corporations. In addition, he was a member of the select committees on health care and wood supply, chair of the Fredericton region government caucus, and he was the chair of the Government caucus.

On Feb. 14, 2006, he was sworn in as minister of post-secondary education and training.

He was re-elected in the Sept. 18, 2006, provincial election. He is a member of the standing committee on procedure. He is opposition critic for areas of interest relating to justice and consumer affairs; attorney general; courts of New Brunswick; New Brunswick Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation; New Brunswick Insurance Board; Office of the Consumer Advocate for Insurance; Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner and policy development.

Carr is married to Krista and they have two daughters. They reside in Burton.

Last updated : 5/12/2010