Compton, Hon. Darlene
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Darlene Compton was first elected as the MLA for Belfast-Murray River in 2015 and re-elected in May 2019. She was appointed Deputy Premier in May 2019 and Minister of Agriculture and Land, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General in July 2022. She also served as Finance Minister from 2019 – 2022 and the Minister responsible for the Status of Women from 2019 - 2020.
She previously served on the Standing Committees of Legislative Management, Public Accounts, and Health and Wellness.
Darlene earned a business degree from Casco Bay College before living and working overseas for many years. Prior to being elected, she worked as administrator of the Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge. She previously sat on the board of the Belfast Development Corporation and the Belfast Recreation Centre. She also served as a
director of the Belfast Historical Society.
Darlene has two grown children, Katie and Glen, and lives in South Pinette with her husband Russell.