The Halifax Regional School Board elections aren’t given as much attention or glory as those in the municipal arena, but you’ll still have to make an informed choice at the voting booth.
Like the municipal elections, advanced polls open Oct. 6, closing on the 18. Regular in-person polls open on Oct. 20.
Here is a list of the HRSB candidates and the districts they’ll be running in:
District 1 is the largest of the regions governed by the HRSB, taking up a huge portion of eastern HRM. On the westernmost side includes the communities of Fall River and Waverly, with Sheet Harbour and Upper Musquodoboit on the other.
Bridget Ann Boutilier
Steve Brine (incumbent) email@example.com
District 2 encompasses the south eastern suburbs of Dartmouth, From Lake Loon in the north to Cole Harbour in the east and all the way down to Eastern Passage. Other communities include Westphal, Cow Bay and Shearwater.
Nancy Jakeman https://sites.google.com/site/nancyjakeman/
Jamy-Ellen Klenavic Jamy.firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3 Dartmouth’s downtown and beyond is represented here both in and outside of the circumferential highway. With Lake Charles at its northernmost point and then along Akerly Boulevard to Bedford Basin, it includes everything southeast of that before Cole Harbour.
Gin Yee (incumbent) email@example.com
District 4 Halifax’s south end and portions of the west end, this constituency reaches down on the other side of the Northwest Arm as well, including the Melville Cove and Armdale areas. Its border generally end between William’s Lake and Long Lake.
Cindy Littlefair https://sites.google.com/site/cindylittlefair/
Dawn E. Penney http://www.facebook.com/VoteDawnPenney
District 5, perhaps the most strangely shaped of the school board districts; this area includes both the north end of peninsular Halifax and continues onto the Bedford highway to absorb aspects of Clayton Park, Fairview and Kearney Lake.
Christy Linders http://www.facebook.com/ChristyLindersForHrsbDistrict5
Michael R. McGinnis firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Poole (incumbent) http://chrispoole.ca/
District 6 Starting with Timberlea at its northern point the district extends south to Prospect and continues to follow the coastline until Herring Cove. This massive district includes the communities of Harrietsfield, Sambro and Terrance Bay.
Sheryl Blumenthal-Harrison (incumbent) – Acclaimed
District 7 Bedford and Hammonds Plains citizens will be represented here as the district extends from St. Margaret’s Bay to the Bedford Basin. Also includes the communities of Boutiliers Point and Hacketts Cove.
Steve Warburton – Acclaimed email@example.com
District 8 Lower, Middle and Upper Sackville make up the majority of this district, which also includes Lucasville and Beaver Bank.
Wade Marshall Wade.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Wright email@example.com
The HRSB has a representative of African Nova Scotian’s who is elected by members of that community from across HRM. A Mi’kmaq member is also appointed separately from the election.
Candidates for African Nova Scotian Member of Halifax Regional School Board:
Irvine Carvery (incumbent) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Daye email@example.com
There is also a school board specifically for French students in the system, which is run at the provincial level with elections held at the same time as the HRSB/municipal ones. The CSAP serves 21 schools across Nova Scotia.
Candidates for Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial:
Jacques LeBlanc firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Pickup email@example.com