PC Party Leader Jamie Baillie and Pictou Centre PC candidate Pat Dunn chat with party supporters at Dunn’s official nomination Tuesday evening. AMY MACKENZIE – THE NEWS
STELLARTON – Pat Dunn secured the Progressive Conservative nomination for the riding of Pictou Centre Tuesday evening. Dunn was nominated at an event with PC Party leader Jamie Baillie and over 200 supporters at the Museum of Industry.
Dunn, who represented the riding from 2006 to 2009, said he decided to offer to run in the upcoming election because he loves politics.
“I had intentions to run moments after the last election. I’ve been preparing ever since,” he said.
Dunn added he intends on taking back the riding of Pictou Centre by working hard, meeting with constituents and good policy.
“I strongly believe that we have a very strong platform and I think when people digest what we are offering, then I’m sure we’ll be very successful.”
PC Party Leader Jamie Baillie said he supports Dunn’s nomination because he is an experienced politician and educator.
“I intend that we are going to win the next election and we’re going to need experienced people like Pat Dunn to help us run the province,” he said.
Baillie said the PC Party plans on taking back Nova Scotia in the upcoming election by having good candidates and a policy of financial turnaround.
“Our policy, lower taxes, stop wasteful government spending, more jobs, is designed to turn the economy of Nova Scotia around and rebuild it from the ground up,” Baillie said.