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Who is running for council in District 13: Hammonds Plains—St. Margarets? 

The district

District map:

(Click here for a written description of district boundaries.)


click to enlarge Peter Lund
  • Peter Lund

Peter Lund

Council report card
Twitter: None

click to enlarge Doug Poulton
  • Doug Poulton

Doug Poulton

Council report card (2008)
Website: None
Twitter: None
Facebook: None

click to enlarge Matt Whitman
  • Matt Whitman

Matt Whitman


20 questions from The Coast

Meet the human behind the politician: We sent the candidates a questionnaire, asking questions that are more personal than political. Here are their unedited answers:

Coast analysis

The newly formed District 13 election is shaping up to be a rematch of the 2008 District 23 election, when Lund bested then-sitting councillor Poulton by just 38 votes. In the 2008 election, however, there were two other candidates splitting 40 percent of the vote, so this election is wide open.

Lund is an environmental engineer. Poulton runs the White Sails Bakery in Peggys Cove.

Update, August 9: Matt Whitman, who calls himself the "King of Networking," has entered the race. According to his press release, Whitman is "a Gideon, Rotarian, volunteer and marathoner, invented Reverse Networking over the past two decades while perfecting his skills in the Canadian and US communications, legal and financial sectors. Reverse Networking is built upon the principles of helping and promoting others before oneself, and it is these principles which Matt will use as the foundation of his role as HRM Councillor."

I fear the race just became exhausting.

Return to VoteHRM page.

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