Brent Babcock Declares Candidacy for Campbellton City Council Seat
Campbellton, NB – April 6, 2021 – Brent Babcock would like to inform the citizens of the of
Campbellton that he will be running in the May 10th Municipal Elections for a seat on City Council.
Mr. Babcock was born and raised in Campbellton. A graduate of Sugarloaf Senior Highs School, he
went on to study Political Science at the University of Ottawa.
“It was always my intent to return home and in doing so I want to bring my experience and skills to
City Council and be part of a team that will prepare and develop our post-pandemic strategy”, said
Mr. Babcock has served as the 1993 Salmon Festival President, as well as District Director for New
Brunswick Hockey Association. He also served for several years as a Co-ordinator for Sentier NB
Trails before pursuing a career in federal politics.
From 1998 to 2018 he served for Members of Parliament, Party Leaders and Cabinet Ministers. The
pinnacle of his career was highlighted with his appointment as Chief of Staff to the Minister of
Since returning to Campbellton in 2018 he served as Director of the Restigouche River Experience
Centre, developing the tourism brand, Taste the Place/ Saveur d’ici restaurant and RV Park.
Babcock went on to add “Our downtown needs a makeover, we continue to lead the province in child
poverty and we could better utilize our hard working provincial Member of the Legislative Assembly
in Fredericton and our Member of Parliament in Ottawa. If elected I intend to have monthly Town Hall
meetings with the public to address their concerns and improve the connection between councillors and
the citizens of Campbellton. Small business needs far greater support as well as stronger defence of
The Covid Pandemic has had a tremendous effect on our community. People are suffering from stress
and anxiety. “I am running because I believe post-pandemic Campbellton is headed for a crisis and I
believe I can help” said a concerned Babcock.
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