Lifelong educator and community advocate for African Nova Scotians, Archy Beals, will carry the PC banner for Preston in the upcoming provincial election.
Beals has supported thousands of students in their education and career development as the Student Advisor and African Canadian Support with the Nova Scotia Community College. He served as the elected African Nova Scotian Representative of the Halifax Regional School Board and is currently serving his second term as a ministerial appointee on the Provincial Advisory Council on Education.
“My measure of success has been the success of the students I’ve supported,” says Beals. “I’ve had the privilege of watching students work hard and enter the workforce as stronger people. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you played a part in someone’s success.”
Beals was born and raised in the community of North Preston. He is the Co-Chair of the Preston Township Emergency Response and Impact Team, which received the 2020 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award. He is also currently the Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Community College Black and African Canadian Employee Resource Network.
“If this pandemic taught me anything, it’s the incredible kindness of your neighbours and your community,” says Beals. “I’d be honoured to represent Preston in the legislature and help people and our community reach its full potential.”
PC Leader Tim Houston says he’s honoured to have Beals on his team.
“Archy is a passionate, hardworking advocate who doesn’t just talk the talk- I can’t imagine a better representative for the community of Preston,” says Houston. “Our party believes diversity in our lawmakers is crucial. I look forward to having Archy’s voice around the caucus table and in the legislature.”
Beals is married to Caroletta Downey-Beals, the father of three girls and the proud grandfather of one granddaughter.