Terry Johnson Running For Liberals

Chatham-Kent-Essex Provincial Liberal candidate Terry Johnson (centre) speaks with supporters. May 10, 2014 (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

Terry Johnson is the Liberal candidate for the Chatham-Kent-Essex riding after winning the nomination on Saturday.

“I’m excited by the plan that’s been put forward,” says Johnson. “The infrastructure plan in particular will be really transformative, it will set this province up for the next 50 years just as it did when [Hwy.] 401 did when it was built 50 years ago.”

Johnson also wants to push for new opportunities when it comes to growing and distributing food in the province.

“With government on board and on side and with somebody who’s willing to go to Queen’s Park and going to bat for us, we can make some made in Ontario brands rather than having places like Heinz that can up stakes because they’re a multi-national [corporation],” says Johnson. “We make it here, we grow it here and then the jobs are here to stay.”

Johnson is up against incumbent Progressive Conservative Rick Nicholls and NDP challenger Dan Gelinas.