Lonnie Patterson

NDP candidate in the Brandon East Brandon race.

Lonnie can be reached on social media, at lonnie.patterson@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-721-3048.

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Questionnaire Response

Lonnie Patterson - Brandon East

1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?

I am running because I want to make life better for everyone in Brandon East. I am passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality health care and education. I want to take action on the climate crisis and work hard to create good jobs in Brandon. Families are frustrated that the meth crisis is being ignored by the provincial government, whether it’s because they cannot get help for a loved one or they no longer feel safe in their neighbourhoods. I am running for MLA to bring the community together and provide leadership that the current MLA is not to find solutions. Serving as Councillor for the South Centre Ward was a great honour and I want to continue serving my community as the MLA.

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

Brandon is a growing, vibrant and culturally diverse city that I care deeply about. I know how to get things done. In addition to a term on Brandon City Council, I hold a Master’s degree in Rural Development from Brandon University and worked for the provincial government on a wide range of files, including Agriculture, Education, Family Services, Housing and Healthy Living. As a researcher, I have worked on projects related to rural economic development in Manitoba, rural broadband, and the 2018 Brandon Point-In-Time Homelessness Count. I will put that experience to work for you to tackle Brandon’s meth crisis and make smart investments in our health care and education systems to ensure a strong future for all of us.

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

There are three top issues I hear about in Brandon: the need to take action on the methamphetamine crisis, the need for good jobs, and the need to take action on the climate crisis.

4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Regarding health care, we know rural health care is next up for Brian Pallister’s cuts – this will put great pressure on rural ERs, hospitals and clinics and will cause even more disruption to the health care system. Along with his plan to close EMS stations, Brandon’s health care services will be under even more pressure because of Pallister’s cuts. I am committed to standing up for health care in Brandon and opposing the concentrating of services in Winnipeg and the corresponding cuts in local rural communities across the province.

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Brandon still blue: Three area PC incumbents heading back to Broadway

September 11, 2019

CTV - ...includes addictions and mental health and we need to work on that,” he said. Isleifson’s main challenger in Brandon East was NDP candidate Lonnie Patterson, a former Brandon city councillor. Patterson said in the days ahead her team will analyze what went wrong, and described the campaign as a...

Tight-race roundup: Results of Manitoba’s battleground constituencies

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...9:51 PM Len Isleifson has won a second term in Brandon East for the Progressive Conservative party. On Tuesday, Isleifson topped NDP challenger Lonnie Patterson to hold the seat he first won in 2016 — an effort that ended almost 50 years of NDP control. Read Full Story NDP's Adrien Sala takes St. James ...

NDP sweep in northern Manitoba, while rural south stays blue, CBC projects

September 10, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...Sunday Frangi. CBC projected a close race in Brandon East. The NDP held the seat prior to 2016, and have recruited a popular city councillor, Lonnie Patterson. In 2016, PC candidate Len Isleifson defeated his NDP opponent by just 1,135 votes. In Spruce Woods, the newest Brandon riding, Cliff Cullen of the...

PCs take all 3 Brandon seats

September 10, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...provincially. NDP Leader Wab Kinew stopped in Brandon for several announcements on Wednesday, flanked by local candidates, including Brandon East's Lonnie Patterson (centre) and Brandon West's Nick Brown (right) (Riley Laychuk/CBC) NDP leader Wab Kinew made a number of appearances in the riding before and...

Election battles are brewing outside the Perimeter

September 8, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...many voters remain loyal to Graydon, who took office in 2007, or vote for the rookie Tory candidate. Brandon East Len Isleifson (PC incumbent), Lonnie Patterson (NDP), Kim Longstreet (Liberal) Candidates: Len Isleifson (PC incumbent), Lonnie Patterson (NDP), Kim Longstreet (Liberal) Population: 23,045 ...

Wheat City choices: Three seats up for grabs, Brandon East battle is one to watch

August 29, 2019

CTV - ...now belongs to Spruce Woods. BRANDON EAST For decades Brandon East was orange territory. Three years ago, the PCs turned it blue. NDP candidate Lonnie Patterson hopes to switch it back. “When I talk to people they are excited about the potential of having an MLA who has experience and running for a party...

10 ridings to watch in the Manitoba provincial election

August 28, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...PC Len Isleifson by over 1,100 votes Manitobans head to the polls on Sept. 10. (CBC) Who is running? Len Isleifson (PC), Kim Longstreet (Liberal), Lonnie Patterson (NDP). Why is it in play? The NDP's Lonnie Patterson is a party loyalist and former city councillor who is well liked in the city. The NDP appears...

Manitoba Election Riding: Brandon East

August 14, 2019

Global News - ...Spruce Woods to the north, east and south. The riding has been dominated by the NDP since its inception, but went Tory in 2016. Candidates NDP: Lonnie Patterson Green Party: Liberal Party:Kim Longstreet PC Party: Len...

A list of 10 constituencies that should provide interesting races in Manitoba

August 12, 2019

Global News - ...Political observers feel this is one of the seats the NDP has to recapture if it is to rebuild. The party is running former city councillor Lonnie Patterson against Tory incumbent Len Isleifson. Thompson: Like Brandon East, this northern constituency was a longtime NDP stronghold that swung Tory blue in...

A List of 10 Constituencies That Should Provide Interesting Races in Manitoba

August 12, 2019

ChrisD - ...Political observers feel this is one of the seats the NDP has to recapture if it is to rebuild. The part is running former city councillor Lonnie Patterson against Tory incumbent Len Isleifson. Thompson: Like Brandon East, this northern constituency was a longtime NDP stronghold that swung Tory blue in...