About Brad

As a lifelong resident of Sackville Uniacke, I am proud to be the third generation of my family to call this community my home. Although I have always lived in Middle Sackville, I did have a seasonal home in Mount Uniacke for 10 years, and my youngest brother and his family still reside in the community. I know Sackville - Uniacke because 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 a local Junior High school for a year and had planned on entering the Bachelor of Education Degree to be a teacher.

 

At the time, I 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 from 2000-2016.

In 2017,  after a contested nomination, I became the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Constituency of Sackville - Beaver Bank. In the 2017 provincial election I successfully won the seat as Member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly for Sackville - Beaver Bank.

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.

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Brad Johns,

Progressive Conservative Candidate for

Sackville - Uniacke,

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Brad with his daughters, Jenna and Maria, and his nephew, Hunter.

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Brad with his fiancee, Debbie MacKinnon.

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Brad with his daughters filming their annual Christmas greeting.

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Brad with his father and mother, Jim and Marjorie Johns