Brandy Schmidt

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Brandy Schmidt

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Political Party: NDP

Phone: (204) 330-9889

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Landslide win for Pallister

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Portage Daily Graphic - The NDP's Brandy Schmidt, the Green Party's Donnie Benham, and independent Darrell Ackman also ran. Ackman, who garnered the most headlines during the campaign after announcing his candidacy shortly after being charged with prostitution- and child ...

Pallister wins in Fort Whyte

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Portage Daily Graphic - The Green Party's Donnie Benham and New Democratic Party's Brandy Schmidt were well back. Independent candidate Darrell Ackman had collected only three votes. Voters went to the polls one month and one day after the NDP government called the ...

Schmidt finishes distant third in Fort Whyte

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - NDP candidate Brandy Schmidt, 30, finished a distant third in the Fort Whyte byelection Tuesday evening. She said she knew going into the race that she was in for a tough fight. "We knew it was a Conservative riding coming in. We were just looking to have a ...

Manitoba's new Opposition leader wins byelection for legislature seat

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Global Winnipeg - Pallister defeated the NDP's Brandy Schmidt, the Liberals' Bob Axworthy, the Green Party's Donnie Benham and an independent candidate named Darrel Ackman who is facing child pornography charges. The victory means Pallister will get to sit across from ...

Pallister Wins Fort Whyte Byelection

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 - ... the Tory's tradition of holding the south Winnipeg riding. The seat was left vacant after former PC leader Hugh McFadyen resigned in July. Other candidates in the byelection were Bob Axworthy (Liberal), Brandy Schmidt (NDP), and Donnie Benham (Green).

Pallister pulling ahead in Fort Whyte

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Tory Leader Brian Pallister is pulling well ahead of Liberal Bob Axworthy with half the polls reporting. Related Items. Articles. Manitoba's new Opposition leader wins byelection for legislature seat · Polls close in Fort Whyte. NDP's Brandy Schmidt is third.

Pallister wins Fort Whyte byelection in convincing style

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Results are rolling in in the provincial byelection of Fort Whyte. After 18 polls, Tory Leader Brian Pallister leads Liberal candidate Bob Axworthy 635 to 486. NDP's Brandy Schmidt is third with 165 votes. Fact Check. Factual inaccuracy? Something missing?

Polls close in Fort Whyte

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Fort Whyte is considered a safe Tory seat and the party is running its new leader, Brian Pallister, against the NDP's Brandy Schmidt and the Liberals' Bob Axworthy, and Donnie Benham for the Green Party. Darrell Ackman is also on the ballot as an ...

What you need to know to vote in Fort Whyte

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Portage Daily Graphic - Donnie Benham, the son of former River Heights city councillor and Sun reporter Donald Benham, is running for the Greens. Meanwhile, the Liberals have nominated Lloyd Axworthy's brother Bob. The NDP candidate, for the record, is Brandy Schmidt, who as ...

Byelection Under Way In Winnipeg

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Portage Online - ... opponent in the last election. The five candidates vying for the seat are Independent Darrell Ackman, Bob Axworthy of the Liberals, Donnie Benham representing the Green Party, Brian Pallister, the Conservative leader, and Brandy Schmidt of the NDP.

Questionnaire Response

Brandy Schmidt - Fort Whyte 2012 By-Election

Why did you decide to run in the 2012 Manitoba by-election?

I think families in the Fort Whyte constituency, need a voice in government that will stand-up for them on their issues and bring forward solutions and results. I will do that. I’m a believer that the best way to understand the local issues is to start talking to the people that live there. I’ve learned a lot from many of the other NDP MLA’s and sometimes it’s just the simple conversations at the doorstep that lead to the most effective solutions. I’ve been doing a lot of that – and have met many wonderful people on the doorstep and on the streets in Fort Whyte. It’s a dynamic community that’s growing.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as MLA?

I’m a proud Winnipegger and Manitoban. I’m interested in helping communities reach their potential and helping youth stay active. I’ve worked with the West Broadway Youth Outreach and Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE). I have spent the past three years working as the Community Engagement Manager for The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in Manitoba, and this has enabled me to work hands-on with community members.

Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province? In your electoral division?

Like I said, Fort Whyte is on the right path, growing and thriving. We need to champion that, and keep continuing this. But to keep things on the right path, and keep this a neighborhood that’s safe and fun for our children and diverse for entrepreneurs, we need to make sure we have representation in government that will be looking out for the best interests of the families.

What values or ideals will you adhere to if elected?

I think the biggest values anyone elected to office can bring to the job is honesty and commitment. You have to keep an open dialogue with constituents and be committed to helping them address their concerns. That’s why my first move would be to open a constituency office so people have a welcoming environment to raise their issues. And, you have to be honest. I’m genuine when I say I care about the community and the priorities for families and the vision they have for the neighborhood. It’s something we all share.

What do you enjoy most about the Fort Whyte electoral division?

It has to be the diversity. There are so many wonderful people that live in this community.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Growing up in Winnipeg's West End neighbourhood, studying International Development, and spending time living overseas is what initially spurred my interest in working at a community level. I've spent the last three years at the MS Society of Canada managing volunteers, working in communications and as a fundraiser with a focus in community engagement and I'm prepared to be a strong voice for the people of Fort Whyte.

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