Liberal Candidate for Kings West
Emily and her husband are continuing the family tradition of farming while raising their three young kids on her generational family farm in Rockland. After graduating from Central Kings, she completed a Bachelor of Political Science degree at the St. Thomas University. After working in municipal government, she returned to the Annapolis Valley to complete her Master’s of Social and Political Thought at Acadia University.
After her Master’s, Emily was twice elected to Kings County Council, both times being selected Deputy Mayor. With her Council colleagues, she delivered budgets that reflected sound fiscal management and investment in community wellbeing, while also keeping property taxes low and maintaining strong reserves funds. In 2020, municipal leaders from across the province elected Emily as President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities in recognition of her strong leadership.
She has served on the Grand View Manor board and was part of the team that secured a new facility for the residents. Alongside other leaders, Emily worked to attract doctors to Kings County on a Doctor Recruitment and Resident Retention Committee. From her very first job working at a grocery store in Berwick to teaching dance to local youth at a Kingston dance school, Emily has a history of contributing and putting community first.
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Emily has been a young mom making it work in politics since 2016. Emily has served five years as Kings County’s Deputy Mayor, and welcomed two babies into her family during her time on Council.
She advocated for legislation addressing parental accommodation for municipal councillors, and has been outspoken about the need for representation of young women in government. Affordable and accessible childcare for all is one of her top priorities.
Kings West is one of the most agricultural places in Nova Scotia. Growing up on a farm and continuing in her family’s apple farming business means Emily has a firm grasp on how important agriculture is to the people of Nova Scotia. With all the uncertainty farmers face, it is important to have someone in government who understands the challenges posed by weather, labour shortages, changing regulations, and climate change.
Passionate about food security and school food programming, Emily wants to connect local farmers with local institutions and work to provide healthy food for all kids in Nova Scotia.
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