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Three OBA election candidates unveiled

The One Bermuda Alliance this afternoon unveiled three new candidates to run in the next General Election: Jeanne Atherden, Shawn Crockwell and Ras Mykkal.

The announcement came with an explicit pledge by the OBA to go gunning for one of the two remaining seats held by the United Bermuda Party.

Party Deputy Chairman Ms Atherden is to run in Constituency 19, Pembroke West, while Mr Crockwell is the new OBA candidate for Constituency 31, Southampton West Central.

Mr Mykkal is to run in Warwick South Central, Constituency 38.

Acknowledging that he is being shifted from Constituency 31 to 19, Mr Crockwell said: “It is imperative that the One Bermuda Alliance wins the seat from the United Bermuda Party. We believe that Charlie Swan will be running there in the next election, and therefore we anticipate a three-way race.”

A former Senator, Ms Atherden is now seeking public office for the first time in her career. She said she had grown up in the Pembroke West area, and pledged to be “a representative who will make sure the public purse is respected”.

Mr Mykkal, who approached the OBA as a candidate about two months ago, said of Warwick South Central: “I live in that community, and those who don’t know me will get to know me real soon across Bermuda.”

OBA head Craig Cannonier added that all the party’s candidates have undergone drug tests before their candidacy was announced.

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Published November 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm (Updated November 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm)

Three OBA election candidates unveiled

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