Brandy Schmidt

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Political Party: NDP

Phone: (204) 330-9889

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Fort Whyte byelection polls open

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Updated News - Brandy Schmidt, New Democratic Party. Elections Manitoba officials say 1,553 people have already voted in advance polls in this byelection, which is up from about 1,200 Fort Whyte voters who cast ballots in advance polling during last year's general election ...

New Tory leader hopes to secure seat in Manitoba byelection today

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Global Winnipeg - 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. Pallister was acclaimed as the party's new leader in July. Former Progressive Conservative ...

Fort Whyte goes to polls to pick new MLA

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - The byelection in Fort Whyte became necessary when Pallister's predecessor, Hugh McFadyen, announced his resignation as PC leader and as Fort Whyte MLA after the October 2011 provincial election. Brandy Schmidt is running for the NDP in Fort Whyte ...

What you need to know to vote in Fort Whyte

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Winnipeg Sun - 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 ...

Hundreds cast advance votes in Fort Whyte byelection

Monday, 27 August 2012

Brandon Sun - “He should not be allowed to run. If he gets elected, I'm moving,” Jim Forsyth said. Brandy Schmidt is running for the NDP, Bob Axworthy for the Liberals and Donnie Benham for the Greens. » Winnipeg Free Press. Republished from the Brandon Sun print ...

Controversial Fort Whyte candidate has OK to run: lawyer

Monday, 27 August 2012

Updated News - Since Ackman has about 130 signatures, he is still eligible to run in the byelection, Glazer said. Also running in Fort Whyte are new PC Leader Brian Pallister, NDP candidate Brandy Schmidt, Liberal Bob Axworthy, and Green Party candidate Donnie Benham.

Ballots cast in Fort Whyte as advance polls open

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Brandy Schmidt (NDP): A relative newcomer to politics, she works for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada as manager of community engagement. Bob Axworthy (Liberal): Axworthy is the younger brother of former Manitoba Liberal MP Lloyd Axworthy.

Advance voting begins in Fort Whyte

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Global Winnipeg - New PC Leader Brian Pallister is running and considered the heavy favourite to win what many consider to be a safe Tory seat. The other candidates are Independent Darrell Ackman, Liberal Bob Axworthy, Green Donnie Benham and NDPer Brandy Schmidt.

Fort Whyte advance polls open Saturday

Friday, 24 August 2012

Winnipeg Sun - Elections Manitoba reminds Fort Whyte voters to bring one piece of government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, or two other documents with their name. Tory leader Brian Pallister, Liberal Bob Axworthy, the NDP's Brandy Schmidt, the ...

Campaigning at a sprint

Friday, 24 August 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Her name is Brandy Schmidt and she's carrying the ball as the candidate for the NDP. "I do know the numbers," Schmidt said. "It always has been a Conservative neighbourhood. There's no denying that. But we're finding that it's making a difference just by ...

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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