James Aylward was elected MLA for District 6, Stratford – Kinlock, in the October 3, 2011 and May 4, 2015 Provincial general elections.
James grew up in Sherwood where his parents Bill and Elizabeth lived for 46 years. Stratford is where he has called home for the past 20 years and proudly lives at 77 Keppoch Road with his wife Cece, son Connor and the family dog Axel.
James has worked in the service industry for the last 32 years. First for Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts both here in Charlottetown and in Alberta, followed by 12 years at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and 3 years at University of Prince Edward Island.
His personal and professional experiences display James’ commitment to community, as a board member of the Canadian Cancer Society, Chair of the 2011 Queens County Relay for Life, as well as his work for the Terry Fox Foundation, Camp Gencheff, and the Liturgical Ministries at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. James also sits on the Holland College Advisory Committee and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Upper Room Food Bank and the Parkdale/Sherwood Lions Club.
He currently serves on the Standing Committee on Rules, Regulations, Private Bills, and Privileges, chairs the Standing Committee of Public Accounts, and is the Shadow Critic for Health and Wellness.
James has been involved in the Provincial Progressive Conservative Association for many years and has served as Past President & Vice President of Stratford-Kinlock District 6. James proudly represents the residents of District 6, Stratford – Kinlock and all Islanders.