1029 Route 114
Lower Coverdale, NB
Tel: (506) 856-3006
Fax: (506) 856-3000
O. Wayne Steeves was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 7, 1999, provincial election as the member representing the electoral district of Albert. He served on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Select Committee to Review Appointments by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council.
He was re-elected as member for Albert in the June 9, 2003, provincial election and was sworn in as Minister of Public Safety on June 27, 2003.
Re-elected in the provincial election of September 18, 2006, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. He was the critic for areas of interest related to supply and services and tourism and parks.
He was re-elected to the 57th Legislature in the provincial election held September 27, 2010.
He is vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and a member of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations.
He was born on December 12, 1944, in Lower Coverdale, the son of Noel and Vera (Downing) Steeves. He was educated in schools in the Moncton area.
Mr. Steeves has worked for the government and for the Progressive Conservative Party for more than 30 years. He is a former special assistant to the Member of Parliament for the riding of Fundy-Royal (1978-1981) and a former executive assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources in New Brunswick (1981-1987). He organized campaigns for several provincial Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidates. He is also the past president of the Albert Progressive Conservative Association.
A businessman, Mr. Steeves has owned and operated Way-Mac Ventures Ltd., a promotional product sales company, since 1982.
He is also an active volunteer. He is a member of the Lower Coverdale Community Cemetery Committee, former director and vice-president of Steeves Family Inc., former trustee of the Lower Coverdale Baptist Church and past president of the Moncton Industrial Fast Ball League.
Mr. Steeves and his wife, Tanya, live in Lower Coverdale. They have two daughters, Krista and Melissa.