Rocky Simpson

Rocky Simpson

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Rocky Simpson

Candidate in the Hay River South Hay River race.

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Health care, housing and infrastucture: 3 election issues to watch in Hay River

September 19, 2019

CBC North - lose all the years they've put in." Simpson said, however, issues with the local health authority should be addressed first. Wally Schumann and Rocky Simpson agree the Hay River health authority needs to be better aligned with the territory. R.J. Simpson said people are moving out of Hay River because of...

Schumann predicts major changes in makeup of NWT Legislative Assembly

September 16, 2019

NNSL Media - ...Glen Abernethy and Alfred Moses. Schumann was speaking on Sept. 13 at a luncheon for seniors at the clubroom of the Hay River Seniors’ Society. Rocky Simpson, the challenger in Hay River South, is scheduled to talk at the next luncheon for seniors. The Hub will cover that...

At least four candidates want to be your next NWT premier

September 16, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...elected before making a final decision. In full: Who's running in each district, and what do they say? Schumann's opponent in Hay River South is Rocky Simpson, the father of RJ Simpson. RJ has just completed four years as MLA of Hay River North. In an interview with Cabin Radio last week, RJ Simpson said:...

Some N.W.T. incumbents still using their MLA social media accounts

September 12, 2019

CBC North - ...the Hay River seat said he has been alerted to Schumann's MLA account. "Some people had mentioned that, but I said, 'Don't worry about it,'" said Rocky Simpson. He said social media is not as important in small northern ridings as it is in ridings with populations in the tens of thousands. "It's more boots...

Candidates’ forum organized for Sept. 19 in Hay River

September 10, 2019

NNSL Media - ...Sandra Lester for the Hay River Chamber of Commerce. Lester said the two candidates for Hay River South – incumbent Wally Schumann and challenger Rocky Simpson – have accepted invitations to the forum. R.J. Simpson, who was acclaimed to return as MLA for Hay River North, has also agreed to come to the...

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson to run for premier

September 9, 2019

NNSL Media - ...what their priorities are, and then I’ll make that decision at that time,” said Schumann, who is being challenged by R.J. Simpson’s father, Rocky Simpson. R.J. Simpson admitted to a sense of relief when he found out that he was acclaimed as one of just three MLAs returning to the Legislative Assembly...

58 race for MLA

September 7, 2019

NNSL Media - ... Frederick Blake Jr. (incumbent) Candidates Deh Cho Ronald Bonnetrouge Michael Nadli (incumbent) Hay River South Wally Schumann (incumbent) Rocky Simpson Inuvik Boot Lake Diane Thom Jimmy Kalinek Desmond Loreen Eugene Rees Inuvik Twin Lakes Donald Hendrick Sallie Ross Lesa Semmler Nahendeh ...

Eight ridings to watch in the Northwest Territories’ election

September 7, 2019

CBC North - ...think look particularly interesting. It's a family affair in Hay River South, where Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann faces a challenge from Rocky Simpson, father of Hay River's other incumbent, Rocky "R.J." Simpson. The race will be a referendum on Schumann's time as infrastructure minister, which...

Confirmed: NWT getting new premier, 58 people run for MLA

September 6, 2019

Cabin Radio - Nominations have closed for the 2019 territorial election, with 58 people officially in the running for 19 seats across the NWT. There are 22 women among the 58 candidates, more than in the 2011 and 2015 elections combined. Women represent 38 percent of those running for office, easily the highest that share has ever been for a territorial election. Nine women from what is presently the NWT have in total been elected or acclaimed to the legislature 21 times since 1970. "There are more qualified, competent female candidates than there are seats in the Legislative Assembly, but there are many ways to be a leader.

‘It’s time.” Cochrane says next NWT premier should be female

September 5, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...leading them." Cochrane is presently opposed by Hughie Graham in Range Lake. Schumann is the lone confirmed candidate in Hay River South, though Rocky Simpson – father of RJ, Hay River North MLA for the past term – has been posited as a potential challenger. In the absence of a party system, the...

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