Find Out More About Steve
As a mayor, program director, MHA, volunteer, and family man, Steve Kent brings a lot to the table. Learn more about him and his district here.
Steve Kent is focused on building community and connections within his district and across the province.
Steve was elected as a MHA for Mount Pearl North in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011. He has served in a number of ministerial roles and is currently Deputy Premier, the Minister of Health and Community Services, and the Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement. In each of those capacities, he works to balance the needs of individuals with the needs of the community, and works to strengthen all of the communities he serves.
In 1997, at the age of 19, Steve was elected to Mount Pearl City Council and was chosen as Deputy Mayor. In 2003, he became Mount Pearl’s eighth Mayor and served in this position for four years.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.
In his professional life, he served as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland and Manager of Corporate Development at Stirling Communications International. Steve also started The FOCUS Group Inc., providing management and marketing consulting for both the private and community sectors. He and his wife own FOCUS Driver Training Incorporated and Maritime Driving School, which operate Young Drivers of Canada centres in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
Resilient communities are built on solid foundations, strong connections, and accountable leadership, and it has long been Kent’s goal to foster and embody all three to help his communities thrive. He listens to the people around him, discovers their needs, and then utilizes all the tools at his disposal to meet those needs – whether those tools are government programs, community group activities, his time, or his presence.
Steve has a long history of volunteer community involvement. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Waterford Valley, the Mount Pearl Lions Club, and the Knights of Columbus, and he supports the local arts community and local sports groups. He led Scouts Canada for four years in the role of Chief Commissioner and Chair of the Board of Governors and is currently a member of the Interamerican Regional Scout Committee.
Steve lives in Mount Pearl with his wife, Janet, and their three sons, Ben, Ciaran, and Sam.
Learn More About Mount Pearl North
Recently, the electoral district boundaries were modified. Now that the provincial election has been called, Mount Pearl North has changed. The east part of Elizabeth Park in Paradise has moved to a new district, Mount Scio. The area around Donovans Business Park is now part of Mount Pearl North, as is an area bounded by Brookfield Road in the City of St. John’s. Boundaries have also changed near Commonwealth Avenue. To view the new district map, click here.
There is also a map with both the old and the new district boundaries shown.
It is truly a pleasure to serve everyone in Mount Pearl North. I look forward to continuing to serve the portions of the district that are staying the same, and I look forward to meeting residents in the areas that are joining Mount Pearl North.
If you have any questions about your district, please contact my office at 745-KENT (5368). I’d be pleased to help.