As a lifelong resident of District 14 I am proud to be the third generation of my family to call this community my home. I grew up here, live and work here, and am now raising my two daughters, Maria and Jenna, here.
As a youth, I attended the Middle Sackville family of schools, (Middle Sackville, Maxwell and Lucasville Elementary schools) and was in the first grade six class to attend Harry R Hamilton Elementary School.
After attending Sackville Heights Junior High, I graduated from Sackville High School in 1988 and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Canadian History from Mount Saint Vincent University. While in university, I started a successful small business that employed 5 people. I also worked part-time for the Halifax Regional School Board as a teacher's assistant with special needs students and worked for two years with inner city youth. After university, I was the librarian at Harold T Barrett Junior High, Beaver Bank Monarch, and Beaver Bank - Kinsac Elementary. I had planned on entering the Bachelor of Education Degree to be a teacher, and never dreamed of entering into politics. However, after encouragement from friends and family, I ran and was successfully elected Municipal Councillor, a position I held for 16 years.
I have always enjoyed working closely with people and in the community. During University I became involved as a Leader with 3rd Sackville Scouts and at 21 was employed for four years as Director for Camp Lone Cloud, a summer camp for youth, located in Fall River. Later my interest in the well-being of the community led me to volunteer with the Sackville Freemason Lodge and the Sackville Kinsmen, where I won many awards including “Rookie of the year”. I am also a Life Member of the Springfield Lake Rec Center. Additionally, in my role as Councillor in the largest municipality in the province, I had the opportunity to sit on a wide variety of community and HRM boards and committees, including having been Deputy Mayor.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Brad and his daughters Jenna and Maria.
Brad's daughters visiting with Mayor Mike Savage.
Brad with PC Candidate for Hammonds Plains - Lucasville, Matt Whitman, at the official dedication of the Lucasville - Hammonds Plains Ceneotaph.
Deputy Mayor of Halifax
2010 - 2011.
Brad Johns, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Candidate for
Sackville - Beaver Bank
Brad receiving his Commissioners badge from Police Chief Frank Beazley. Brad was the first elected official to ever Chair the HRP/RCMP Police Commission.