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Zac Murphy to seek Liberal nomination in Charlottetown-Winsloe

Zac Murphy is the first to seek the Liberal nomination for recently vacated Charlottetown-Winsloe seat.
Zac Murphy is the first to seek the Liberal nomination for recently vacated Charlottetown-Winsloe seat. - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Zac Murphy, a lifelong Charlottetown resident and business professional, will seek the Liberal Party nomination for Charlottetown-Winsloe.
A byelection to fill the vacant Charlottetown-Winsloe seat is expected within the next six months. Liberal MLA Robert Mitchell resigned earlier this month.
Murphy is the first to announce a bid for the Liberal nomination.
A 29-year-old advisor with Younker & Kelly, Murphy was raised in Winsloe by his parents Brian and Lorri Murphy. He attended West Royalty Elementary School, delivered papers in his surrounding neighbourhood, worked as a gas attendant at the Winsloe Petro Canada and played youth sports in the district.  
Murphy has been an active member of the City of Charlottetown’s youth retention advisory board for four years and co-authored the board’s youth housing report, which focused on the lack of available affordable housing within Charlottetown. He was also involved with the RBC Youth Future Launch Challenge that was done in partnership with the Community Foundation of P.E.I. and was part of the City of Charlottetown’s micro-grant selection committee for two years.
Murphy sees his bid as an opportunity to get more young people involved in politics, he said.
“I know that many challenges lay ahead for all Islanders. I believe I can be a strong advocate for workers, small businesses, and all the people who have worked so hard to make this community great.”

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