“Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin’s got the right stuff to be Premier” – Murray Scott
Former cabinet minister and Cumberland South MLA Murray Scott added his name today to the growing number of supporters of Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin’s Progressive Conservative leadership campaign.
Scott was elected five times as MLA for Cumberland South, serving from 1998 to 2010. He served as Speaker of the Legislature from 1999 to 2006. He was also a senior cabinet minister from 2006 to 2009, holding such portfolios as Justice, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Economic Development. Before entering public life, Scott was a decorated police officer, having been awarded a Medal of Bravery.
“In my time working for the people of Cumberland South at Province House, I observed four different premiers from all three political parties,” said Scott. “My wife Linda and I have known Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin for many years. Based on my experience in the legislature and at the cabinet table, and knowing Elizabeth as I do, I can say without question that Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has got the right stuff to be the Premier of Nova Scotia. Her integrity, her compassion for people and her commitment to doing what’s right is what we need in a PC Party leader and what Nova Scotians need in a Premier.”
Smith-McCrossin said she is “humbled and inspired” by Scott’s support.
“Murray Scott really set the standard for public service, not only in Cumberland South, but across Nova Scotia. I am grateful, not only to have Murray Scott’s support, but to have his advice and guidance for me and my leadership team,” added Smith-McCrossin.