Brockville – Anne Johnston announced her bid for the Conservative nomination for Leed-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on June 26th at the Keystorm Pub in Brockville.
Johnston becomes the fourth candidate running for the federal Conservative nomination bid in the riding. Federal Conservative riding president Michael Barrett announced his run on June 20, Stephanie Mitton announced on June 20th 2018 her candidacy and Colin Brown, Gord Brown’s nephew, announced his run on June 11.
Anne Johnston has spent nearly 20 years as a committed volunteer for Conservative campaigns, both federal and provincial, in Leeds- Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. She also worked as a constituency assistant in the office of MPP Steve Clark.
Previously, Anne was the office manager and bookkeeper in the offices of several Brockville lawyers, including the late John MacIntosh and John M. Johnston. She was the vice-president and was in charge of business development for Carleton Productions, an Ottawa-based film and video production company. During her time with the firm, she participated in the making of a documentary on an international trade mission to China by the prime minister, Canada’s premiers and prominent business leaders. She also was part of a film production team that documented
the signing of the Kyoto Accord at the United Nations.
As a volunteer, she served as a board member and chair of the board of the Child and Youth Wellness Centre.
A native of Lindsay, Ontario, Anne has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor. She has lived in Brockville and area for the past 30 years.
Anne is married to Superior Court Justice John Johnston and the couple are the proud parents of two daughters, Eve, 26, and Kara, 24.
No date has been set yet for the nomination meeting.
Only members of the Conservative Party of Canada who live in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes can vote for the candidate of their choice. Memberships can be purchased online: