CUPE members stepping up to the plate in N.S. municipal/school board elections



    HALIFAX, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - CUPE members in Nova Scotia are stepping up to
the plate in record numbers for this month's municipal and school board
elections, and CUPE President Danny Cavanagh says his union couldn't be
prouder of them.
    Says Cavanagh, "This time around, 21 members have thrown their hats into
the ring for the first time, or are contesting as incumbents.

    "These hard-working public employees and retired public employees,
understand the value of strong public services and the importance of
protecting what we and our parents and grandparents have built," says
Cavanagh.

    Shirley McNamara, Local 955, District 5 Richmond (incumbent 17 years)
    Bill Baker, Local 1867, District 6, Cumberland County
    Malcolm Madden, Local 2272, District 5, Municipality of Argyle
    Jason Langille, Local 1472, District 4, Kings County
    Terry Rhindress, retired Local 3890, Amherst
    Karen MacKenzie, Local 2525, District 11, Colchester County
    Paul Taylor, Local 2330, District 11, Pictou Co. Municipality
    Donnie MacDonald, Local 1867, Antigonish (incumbent)
    Jackie Barkhouse, Local 108, District 8, Woodside (incumbent HRM)
    John Stoddard, Local 108, District 22, Timberlea-Prospect
    Rod Murphy, Local 2272, District 2, Municipality of Argyle
    Murray Goodwin, Local 964, District 2, 2-A, 2-B, Town of Yarmouth
    Earle Babin, Local 2272, District 4, Municipality of Argyle
    Linda Gregory, Local 835, District 3, Municipality of Digby (incumbent)
    Todd MacPherson, Local 5050, District 3 CBRM
    Amanda Curry, Local 5050, District 13, CBRM
    Dave LeBlanc, Local 5050, District 11, CBRM
    Elizabeth Paris, Local 2330, Chignecto-Central School Board, African N.S.
    seat (incumbent)
    Myles Waidson, Local 5050, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
    Joe Kanary, Retired Local 759, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
    Donald Read, Local 1867, District 7, Cumberland County




For further information:

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

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