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Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
MLA, Miramichi Bay-Neguac

Lisa Harris was first elected to Legislative Assembly during the 2014 provincial election to represent the riding of Miramichi Bay-Neguac. She was re-elected in the September 24, 2018, provincial election.

Ms. Harris served as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly until June 7, 2016, when she was sworn in as Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care and Minister responsible for Celtic Affairs. She served on the following Cabinet committees: Priorities Board, Policy Board, Legislative Instruments and Regulations Board, and she was a member of the Strategic Program Review Committee. Following the 2018 general election, Ms. Harris continued to serve as Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care, Minister responsible for Celtic Affairs, as well as Deputy Government House Leader.

In the past, Ms. Harris has served the public as Deputy Mayor on the Miramichi city council. Through that position, she also served on several local and provincial boards, councils and action groups. Her roles have included Chairperson of Finance for the City of Miramichi, One Voice for the City of Miramichi, Pension Board, a director of Cities of New Brunswick, director of the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities, and a director of Nelson Citizens Committee.

Ms. Harris has been passionately involved in provincial politics for a number of years. She served as an Executive Assistant to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, President of the Women’s Liberal Association, and a member of the Young Liberal Association.

She has also been deeply involved in the community as a 16-year member of the Home and School Association, seven-year member of the Parent-School Advisory Committee, as a past Chairperson of Miramichi Communities in Bloom, former member of the Miramichi Advisory Committee on Youth, and the Miramichi Skate Park Commission, along with service to other organizations.

Proud of her track record in public service and education, she believes investing in people creates better opportunities for our future. She has a Bachelor of Adult Education degree from the University of New Brunswick and has worked most of her career in the education field. She was also a very successful entrepreneur as the former owner and operator of Grand Ole Bakery.

A lifelong resident of Miramichi, she is married to Eugene Harris, and they have two sons, Riley and Ransen.
Last updated : 5/14/2020
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