SPRINGHILL – Election rhetoric continues to mount across the province and here in Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie is reoffering his candidacy.
“Cumberland South Progressive Conservative Party has started the process and I am re-offering at the nomination meeting at the end of March,” Baillie said this week.
Baillie, who has roots in Truro, was invited by the local PC association to offer his candidacy in October 2010 when then-representative Murray Scott made the decision to retire. Already the leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives, Cumberland South offered Baillie a riding, which he won against Liberal Kenny John Jackson in a byelection.
Some speculated Baillie would move away from the riding come the next election, but he maintained Cumberland South took a chance on him and fully expects to return the favour.
“When I ran two years ago the people in Cumberland South put their faith in me,” Baillie said. “I want to return the favour by being the first Premier from Cumberland South.”
Since becoming the representative, Baillie has purchased a home in Parrsboro, where he also maintains an office.