07 Dec Two Candidates Seeking Liberal Nomination in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
Two candidates are seeking the Liberal nomination in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
Alison Graham Fulmore, a well-known community volunteer, and Allan Kennedy, a retired long-time educator, are both vying to represent the constituency of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. The nomination meeting will take place today, at 11:00 AM.
The successful candidate will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in an eventual by-election, prompted by the departure of long-time NDP MLA Lenore Zann, who resigned her seat in the provincial legislature to run as a Liberal candidate in the most recent federal election.
“I am seeking the Liberal nomination to help make our communities and province a more prosperous place for our children and for future generations” said Alison Graham Fulmore.
Graham Fulmore, who managed Lenore Zann’s successful federal campaign, says having more women at the government table is a driving force behind her decision to seek the nomination.
“Women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in our province and I want to be a role model who demonstrates leadership by example,” she said.
Allan Kennedy, who served as Principal of Redcliff Middle School in Bible Hill for 21 years, says he’s seeking the nomination in an effort to strengthen his community.
“I am seeking the nomination in an effort to improve the health and well being of our communities. I intend to be a strong voice for education, social programs, employment opportunities and climate change,” he said.
“There comes a time when we realize what is important. I’ve lived, worked and taught with a strong focus on health, family, jobs and prosperity,” he added
The contested nomination meeting will be held at 11:00 AM today at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel in Truro.