Jim McKenna elected as Liberal candidate for Pictou Centre

(Halifax, NS) – Jim McKenna has been elected as the candidate for Pictou Centre and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination meeting was conducted virtually, with the vote taking place entirely online and over the phone. 

Jim has a long history of service in Pictou Centre. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Pictou County Fuel Fund, the Pictou Academy Educational Fund, and Pictou County Safe Harbour. He was recognized earlier this year by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce for creating the Facebook page, “Helping During Coronavirus – Pictou County,” a virtual community space for neighbours and businesses to connect during the pandemic.

“I want to be part of the Liberal government that will help Nova Scotians recover from the pandemic, and ensure that Pictou County has a voice in government when important decisions are made,” says McKenna. “I have happily spent a lifetime serving my community, and I am thrilled to be taking this next step toward advocating for Pictou County in government.”

Jim recently retired from Nova Scotia Community College – Pictou Campus after 30 years as an instructor, counsellor, and manager of student services. He and his wife Wanda live in New Glasgow. They have two adult children.

“Pictou Centre is fortunate to have Jim as their Liberal candidate,” says Premier Rankin. “I am eager to work alongside Jim as we begin this new chapter in Nova Scotia.”


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