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July 27, 2010

Premier Announces Senior Appointment

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that Paul Davis, Member of the House of Assembly for the District of Topsail, has been appointed as the Legislative Assistant for the Department of Municipal Affairs.

"Paul Davis is an enthusiastic MHA who continues to provide outstanding representation to the constituents within the district of Topsail," said Premier Williams. "Since being elected to the House and throughout his career with the RNC, Paul has demonstrated a remarkable work ethic as well as tremendous leadership. I am delighted he has accepted this new role and look forward to his continued contribution as the Legislative Assistant for the Department of Municipal Affairs."

Paul Davis' appointment is effective immediately.

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Media contact:

Elizabeth Matthews
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier

Andrea Nolan
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
709-729-4304, 727-0991


Paul Davis, Member for the District of Topsail

Paul Davis joined the RNC in 1985 after graduating from Holland College. In 1987, he transferred to the Corner Brook Division where he served the citizens of western Newfoundland for a five-year period until being re-assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division based at RNC Headquarters in St. John's. During his service there, he received several assignments including Property Crimes, Major Crimes and the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Units. Paul also enjoyed serving the public in assignments with the Mount Pearl Community Policing Unit, West District Patrol Services and most recently as the RNC Media Relations Officer.

Paul has always been an active community member. He has served on a variety of local, regional and national boards and executives. Paul served nine years as a Conception Bay South town councillor being elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009. He was twice chosen as Deputy Mayor by his council colleagues and chaired the Finance and Administration Committees.

Some of Paul's career highlights include being named the Crime Stoppers Police Officer of the Year and the Conception Bay South Citizen of the Year. He is a recipient of the Canada 125 Medal, Queen's Jubilee Medal and Police Exemplary Service Medal. In 2005, Paul was elected to the RNC Association Executive and remained an active member until his retirement in 2010.

Paul Davis was elected as the Member of the House of Assembly for the District of Topsail in a by-election on March 16, 2010. He resides in the Topsail District with his wife and son.

2010 07 27                                                   3:00 p.m.


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