Bruce Northrup, MLA, Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins
Bruce Northrup was elected to the 56th Legislature in the September 18, 2006, provincial election as the Progressive Conservative member representing the electoral district of Kings East. He served as Official Opposition critic for issues relating to energy and NB Power, and he was the critic for interests related to the Department of Natural Resources. He was the Official Opposition whip.
He was re-elected to the 57th Legislature in the provincial election held September 27, 2010. He was sworn in as a member of the Executive council and appointed Minister of Natural Resources on October 12, 2010. He became Minister of Public safety and Solicitor General in September, 2013.
He was re-elected in September 2014 and 2018 in the riding of Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins. He is the opposition critic to Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries and member of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations and Law Amendments.
He was born in Sussex in 1955 and has lived there most of his life. He is married to Kim (Lewis) and they have two adult children: Jessica and Brad (Laura).
Bruce has been actively involved in the community with various charities and sports activities. He has coached minor hockey, baseball and soccer. He coached the New Brunswick Canada Games Hockey Team in 1983. He coached Sussex-Kennebecasis Valley Subway Rangers and, in the spring of 2006, they won the Atlantic Midget Minor AAA Championship.
He is past president of Sussex Minor Hockey and past vice-president of the Sussex area Children’s Wish Foundation. He was a co-chair of the Sussex-area Relay for Life. He was a Sussex town councilor from 1986 to 1989, and he is a member of the Rotary Club of Sussex. Bruce has also participated in international 350 day activities.