Hon. Darlene Compton

Deputy Premier
Minister of Finance
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

Darlene Compton was first elected as the MLA for Belfast-Murray River in 2015, and has served as Opposition House Leader and Opposition Critic for Finance, Family and Human Services, and the Status of Women. She has sat 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 sits on the board of the Belfast Development Corporation and the Belfast Recreation Centre. She also serves 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.