Hon. Francis (Buck) Watts was elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in the provincial election held on May 28, 2007, and was re-elected on October 3, 2011, and May 4, 2015. Buck Watts is currently Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
A Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he represents the constituency of Tracadie-Hillsborough Park, a unique riding comprised of both urban and rural elements.
He has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry; Standing Committee on Fisheries, Transportation and Rural Development; and was Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Buck also served as a member of the Policy Board.
Mr. Watts is a life-long resident of Grand Tracadie. He was a successful fisherman and businessman and is well known as a community volunteer. He was the co-founder and Chair of the Grand Tracadie Community Council and played an integral part in building a baseball diamond and hockey rink in his community. He helped make the P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association a stronger organization, assisting and supporting fishers in the industry. He is also an Honourary Member of the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters.
Mr. Watts lives in Grand Tracadie with his wife Margie. They have three grown children, Stephen, Kim and Jason along with grandchildren Alex, Kaylee, Josh, Jared, and Nolan.
District 8 Liberal Association President: Jason MacKinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org)