MacGregor throws hat into political arena

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Longtime activist and community volunteer Donna MacGregor is announcing her candidacy in the upcoming municipal election for District 10, Thorburn and area.

MacGregor is a single mom and lifelong resident of District 10. She is an administrative assistant with Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education who has spent the last 30 years serving the students and parents of both East Pictou Rural High School and North Nova Education Centre.

She is a self-professed activist who has spent the majority of her lifetime helping others. She says she brings with her the leadership skills needed to be a strong candidate and representative for the community where she works and lives.

“I have worked for many years advocating for those in need. I am looking forward to being able to help those in my community in a positive and productive way,” MacGregor says.

She is co-chair of the Pictou County Chapter Silent Witness Nova Scotia, past vice chair of the Pictou County Women’s Resource & Sexual Assault Centre’s Board of Directors and long-time activist with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, the largest public sector union in Nova Scotia. She has done a lot of work around issues relating to women and poverty.

Her father owns and operates a small business in the community. Growing up, she saw first-hand the many issues facing small business owners and understands the need for these businesses in rural communities.

“Rural communities face many challenges, and District 10 is no different. District 10, however, has many advantages, such as a fire department, community hall, seniors complex, ice rink, ball park and more.”

MacGregor sees the potential in her community and is thankful for the opportunity to offer as a candidate.