Oswald Fudge was born in Lewisporte and moved to Gander at a young age. He began working in law enforcement in 1973 as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He moved to Alberta to become a member of the Alberta Highway Patrol. In 1987, he moved back to Gander where he began his career as a Municipal Enforcement Officer. He is married to Doreen and they have three grown children.
Mr. Fudge was elected to the Gander Town Council in the 2017 Municipal Election.
Councillor Fudge is the Chair of the Public Works and Services Committee and is a member of the Recreation and Community Services Committee and the Engineering, Planning and Controls Committee. He is also Council’s representative on the Civic Enhancement Committee and the Gander Refugee Outreach Committee.
Councillor Fudge has a strong background in community volunteering. He was Coach of the St. Paul’s Intermediate and Gander Collegiate Girls Basketball teams, as well Coach of the Gander Collegiate Boys and Girls Volleyball teams. He has also volunteered with and raised funds for the Gander Collegiate Breakfast Program, the Gander and Area S.P.C.A., the Gander Boys and Girls Club and Quad-a-Palooza.
Councillor Fudge is the past President of the Municipal Police Officers Association and ATV Federation. In 2014, he was named NL Crime Stoppers Peace Officer of the Year and Officer of the Year with Atlantic By-Law Officer Association.