Moses G. Tucker

Moses has lived his entire life in Portugal Cove - St. Philip's. Married to his wife Linda of 47 years they have raised three children and six grandchildren here. Moses served as the Chairman of the Committee for the Incorporation of the Town of St. Philip's and has served as Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. After graduating college with Civil Engineering Technology (CET), he spent 15 years as a Project Manager with an engineering consulting company and over 25 years with the RCMP as a Projects Officer. He has received the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal for volunteer work, serving on many committees and associations, including President of the Association of Technicians and Technologists of NL, Director of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, Chair of the Property Committee for the Avalon Consolidated School Board and more.

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Deputy Mayor
Gavin Will

Gavin Will is owner of Boulder Publications, a book publishing company based in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. He is a columnist who has worked for The Globe and Mail, The Telegram, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Gavin is married to Amanda Will, is father of two children, and is lifelong runner.

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Johnny Hanlon

Johnny Hanlon is a lifelong resident of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s, he is currently employed with Canadian Blood Services as the Atlantic Regional Facilities Manager. His volunteer work in the community includes being one of the founding members of the PCSP Soccer Association as president for two years, a member of the Beachy Cove School council for three years (2 years as parent rep and one as chair), a coach with various teams at the Killick Coast Games and minor hockey coach for the past six years. Johnny has been married to his wife Denise for 19 years and has two children Stacey and Jack.

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Dave Bartlett

Dave Bartlett graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education at MUN in 1990. In 2001, he received a Master of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. An educator for 23 years he currently teaches at Leary's Brook Junior High. Dave volunteers with Mazol Shriners as Band Director of the Oriental Band and has served on the PCSP soccer executive for four years. He was with the CLB Regiment Band for 23 years and is a proud member of the NL Foster Families Association.  Dave is married to Carol and have three beautiful children. He has called Portugal Cove-St. Philip's home for the past 18 years.

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Joe Butler

Joe Butler resides in PCSP with his wife and has two adult daughters. Joe has a strong business and finance background. He believes in the value of Community Service, volunteering as a Portugal Cove –St.Philip’s Firefighter. Joe also served with the Better Business Bureau, with the VOCM Cares Foundation, as a hike leader for East Coast Trails and with Climate Change Canada as a presenter among others. Joe believes sustainable development is essential to our community not only to maintain the rural character, but also to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations.

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Norm Collins


Norm Collins has lived in this community for 47 years. He and his wife Agnes have raised two wonderful children here and are now blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. As a retired Public Servant Norm has dedicated to the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s full time. He have proudly served two terms as Mayor and two terms as Deputy Mayor of the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s since 1993. He is an active member of the St. Lawrence Anglican Church and serves as President of the Men’s Service Club, as well as an active member of the Portugal Cove Lion’s Club.

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Aaron Facey

Aaron Facey and his wife Sarah decided to move to PCSP five years ago. They chose to move to the area after considering what community they wanted to serve. They have two young children and they looked at Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s as a great place to raise a family. As a matter of fact, Sarah’s family was already living here. Aaron believes places are great places because people bring whatever abilities, skills and enthusiasm they can. In Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s we have a lot of people already contributing to that, and Aaron is excited to be involved with council and doing his part.

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