HALIFAX, NS – Councillor Matt Whitman and businessman Tim Kohoot announced today they are seeking the Progressive Conservative Party’s nominations in Hammonds Plains-Lucasville and Timberlea-Prospect, respectively.
Whitman, a Halifax city councillor since 2012, says the time is right for him to bring his passion and dedication to constituents to the floor of the House of Assembly.
“A growing, dynamic community like ours needs effective and energetic representation at Province House,” said Whitman. “My commitment to the people of Hammonds Plains-Lucasville is that will I bring the same collaborative and accessible approach to the House of Assembly that I bring to City Hall.”
Kohoot is a proven job-creator and entrepreneur who founded Kohoot Media in 2002. His business and management experience will help him be a strong voice for the people of Timberlea-Prospect.
“It’s time for Nova Scotia to think big and engage all of our citizens in making our province a leader on the world stage,” said Kohoot. “I want families in Timberlea-Prospect to enjoy all of the opportunities and experiences that come with a strong provincial economy. I’m ready to throw everything I have at making this community healthy and prosperous for generations to come.”
Both candidates said they were attracted to the Progressive Conservative Party because of Baillie’s positive pro-growth vision for Nova Scotia.
“Jamie Baillie has what it takes to turn Nova Scotia’s economy around and make our province grow again,” said Whitman. “I want to be on the front lines with him as we rebuild our economy and create new jobs.”
Kohoot said Baillie’s readiness to embrace change and challenge old ways of thinking makes him a perfect choice to be Premier.
“Nova Scotia needs a leader who isn’t afraid to confront the status quo. Jamie Baillie is that leader,” said Kohoot. “He has a big vision for an innovative Nova Scotia that creates real opportunity for our children and grandchildren.”
For his part, Baillie said he’s thrilled both candidates have stepped forward to seek their respective nominations and looks forward to working with them.
“Make no mistake about it, the Progressive Conservative Party will win in Metro and across our province,” said Baillie. “Having high-calibre people like Tim Kohoot and Matt Whitman offer their names to be Progressive Conservative candidates proves our party is on the move and ready to form the next government.”