McNaughton to carry PC banner

February 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Baillie says 35-year RCMP veteran will be a strong voice for Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank

WAVERLEY, NS – Dan McNaughton will be the Progressive Conservative candidate in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank in the upcoming provincial election. McNaughton was officially acclaimed as the party’s standard-bearer on February 20th.

McNaughton, a decorated 35-year veteran of the RCMP, says he wants to take a lifetime of community service to the next level.

“More and more Nova Scotians are deciding every day that it’s time for Stephen McNeil’s Liberals to go. Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank needs a new MLA that will put the interests of our community first,” said McNaughton. “I have the experience, community connections and passion required to be a strong voice for families in our constituency on the floor of the House of Assembly. I’m optimistic about our future together and energized by the challenge ahead.”

McNaughton says he was convinced to put his name forward for the Progressive Conservatives after meeting leader Jamie Baillie and learning about his long-term turnaround plan for the province.

“Jamie Baillie has a plan for Nova Scotia. He has an ambitious, pro-growth agenda that will make our communities thrive,” said McNaughton. “Nova Scotia has so much going for it. What we need now is a leader who knows how to unlock our potential. Jamie Baillie is that leader.”

Baillie says he’s thrilled to have a candidate with McNaughton’s experience and community ties joining the Progressive Conservative roster.

“Whether it be as a member of the RCMP or in any of his community leadership roles, Dan McNaughton has built a life and career out of helping people,” said Baillie. “He has the perfect mix of real-world experience and personal integrity to be a strong MLA. The people of Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank will have a champion in Dan McNaughton.”

McNaughton lives in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank with his wife Sandra and children Sydney and Jacob. His oldest daughter Samantha lives and works in Alberta. He enjoys coaching baseball and hockey. He is a recipient of the 20-year RCMP Good Conduct Medal, and has earned his 25, 30 and 35 year clasps. He is also a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Progressive Conservative Association will announce the date for an official nomination meeting to celebrate McNaughton’s candidacy in the coming weeks.