HALIFAX, NS – Halifax businessperson and community leader Rob Batherson announced today he is seeking the Progressive Conservative Party’s nomination in Halifax Citadel-Sable Island.
Batherson, President and co-owner of downtown creative social agency Colour PR, is excited for the opportunity to bring his passion and dedication to the people of Halifax in a new role.
“Halifax needs active, energetic and results-focused representation at Province House,” says Batherson. “Making a positive difference and helping others has always been a calling for me. As MLA for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, I want to be a strong voice to achieve positive change.”
Batherson says he is confident Nova Scotians will elect Jamie Baillie’s Progressive Conservatives as their next government.
“People in Halifax Citadel-Sable Island and across Nova Scotia are looking for a change in government and a leader who can bring our province together,” says Batherson. “I’ve known Jamie Baillie a long time. He is the only candidate for the job of Premier who has both a vison for a better Nova Scotia and a plan of action to help build our economy up.”
Baillie, who has worked closely with Batherson for more than 20 years, is excited to have someone of his calibre step forward to seek the nomination.
“Having exceptional and accomplished people like Rob Batherson running for the Progressive Conservative Party in Halifax proves our party is ready to form the next government,” says Baillie. “Rob will make a terrific MLA for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island.”
Batherson is the immediate past president of Neptune Theatre Foundation and a former chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as one of Halifax Regional Municipality’s representatives to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport board, a member of the board of directors of EduNova Co-operative, a member of the board of governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax and a volunteer with Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.
Before entering the private sector, he worked as press secretary and then communications director with Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm from 1999 to 2005. Batherson holds a Bachelor of Public Relations degree and a Certificate of Proficiency in French from Mount Saint Vincent University.