St. Felix resident Melissa Handrahan is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination for District 27, Tignish-Palmer Road.
“I believe that communities are best able to determine their future, but more and more I have seen top-down decisions made elsewhere that affect our community,” said Handrahan. “I am running because I want to change who calls the shots.”
The PC nomination for District 27 Tignish Palmer Road will be held March 15 at the Royal Canadian Legion beginning at 4:30 p.m.
A bilingual graduate of York University, Handrahan worked in federal and provincial politics before choosing to move to Tignish several years ago to raise her family.
More supports for seniors and better access to health-care services in West Prince are among the issues that Handrahan wants to focus on, noting that the recent allocation of long-term care beds by the province completely ignored the West Prince region and added no new beds to the area.
“When I chose to build a future for my family in this community, it wasn’t because of a government program. It was because of the people, the strong community spirit and our proud traditions in agriculture and fisheries that we share.”
Handrahan and her spouse, lobster fisherman Scott Handrahan, are the parents of Noah and are currently expecting a second child.