Elspeth McLean-Wile Announces Candidacy For Mayor of MODL

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Elspeth McLean-Wile, local businesswoman, announced her candidacy for Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg on April 9.

(Photo: Elspeth McLean-Wile for Mayor, Facebook)

McLean-Wile has a Facebook page promoting her campaign, at https://www.facebook.com/elspethformayor.

Read an unedited release shared with media by the McLean-Wile team below.


Wileville, NS: Elspeth McLean-Wile has formally announced that she will run for Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in the upcoming municipal election this October.

“I ran a business in this community for a long time and I have been involved in a number of community initiatives and organizations. This has given me a perspective on some of the ways I can help contribute.” As a farmer, business owner for 40-years, and an active community member, McLean-Wile has unique insight and experience and is confident she can work to create a stronger community in partnership with the residents and other community leaders of the region.

“I think population growth is important. We need people to fill the jobs we have, and buy the businesses when people want to retire. We need to plan for this growth and development in a way that preserves the things we treasure about living here and makes this a community that can thrive into the future.”

As a founding member of NOW Lunenburg County, McLean-Wile has been a long-time advocate for growth in Lunenburg County. Through NOW Lunenburg County, she has advocated for expanded internet services in those communities that had little to no service and began a physician recruitment initiative that continues today under the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.

“Governments alone cannot solve the challenges facing our communities. There is a need for collaboration and cooperation from communities within the district as well as other municipal governments.”

As a current board member of the YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia, Chair of the Lunenburg County Community Fund and advisor with LIFT Lunenburg County, McLean-Wile has had the opportunity to hear the concerns of families, small business owners and community organizations. McLean-Wile looks forward to working with the council to build on our successes and look for solutions to the challenges facing rural communities.


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