11 CUPE activists elected in Nova Scotia municipal/school board elections



    HALIFAX, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Eleven members and retired members of Canada's
largest union have been elected in Nova Scotia's 2008 municipal and school
board elections.
    CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says, "Of the 21 activists who
ran, 11 were successful. We have been laying the groundwork for this for the
last few years in our province. Last year we had a Political Action Conference
that had record attendance with lots of first time delegates.
    "It just goes to show you that with a lot of hard work, working people
can make a difference in the political arena. We look forward to working with
these 11 individuals over the next four years to protect public services as
well as the rights of working people," he says.

    Here are the winning candidates:

    
    - Shirley McNamara, CUPE 955, District 5 Richmond (incumbent)
    - Malcolm Madden, CUPE 2272, District 5, Municipality of Argyle
    - Terry Rhindress, retired CUPE 3890, Amherst (incumbent)
    - Karen MacKenzie, CUPE 2525, District 11, Colchester County
    - Donnie MacInnis, CUPE 1867, Antigonish (incumbent)
    - Jackie Barkhouse, CUPE 108, District 8, Woodside-Eastern Passage, HRM
      (incumbent)
    - Rod Murphy, CUPE 2272, District 2, Municipality of Argyle
    - Linda Gregory, CUPE 835, District 3, Municipality of Digby (incumbent)
    - Dave LeBlanc, CUPE 5050, District 11, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
    - Elizabeth Paris, CUPE 2330, Chignecto-Central School Board, African
      N.S. seat (incumbent)
    - Murray Goodwin, CUPE 964, District 2, Municipality of Yarmouth
    




For further information:

For further information: Danny Cavanagh, CUPE N.S. President, (902)
957-0822 (Cell); John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep., (902) 455-4180 (o)

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