MLA Dave Ritcey, will carry the PC banner in Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River in the next provincial election. Ritcey was elected on March 10, 2020 in a by-election.
“It’s been an honour and privilege to serve the people of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook -Salmon River,” said Ritcey. “Taking their concerns to Halifax and getting results is a responsibility I take very seriously.”
During the recent legislative session, Ritcey fought for improved health services for constituents, including better access to primary care, more resources for addictions and mental health, and increased provincial funding for a new community accessible outdoor recreation facility to replace the aged TAAC Grounds.
“Dave Ritcey is an excellent MLA. He knows and respects the people of Truro-Bible Hill Millbrook-Salmon River,” said PC leader Tim Houston. “His love for his community is obvious.”
Ritcey pressed the Minister of Health on physician recruitment and access to health services for his area. Under questioning from the PC MLA, the Minister of Health confirmed that seven international doctors and two psychiatrists are coming to the area.
“I have been on the doorsteps weekly and I heard loudly and clearly that people are worried about the lack of healthcare services, access to affordable housing and about the economy,” Ritcey said. “Tim Houston and the PC team are offering practical solutions to make our community safer and more prosperous.”
For Dave, commitment to his community is central to all aspects of his life. He has a long history of leadership roles in minor hockey and served on the Town of Truro Police Commission and the Town of Truro Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee. He is also an active member of the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce. A big brother in the Big Brother Big Sister In School Mentorship program.
“Dave's extensive involvement in our community shows he cares about the people in our region,” said former MLA Jamie Muir. “He will be an excellent MLA for Truro Bible Hill Millbrook Salmon River."
Well-known community leader and volunteer Farida Gabbani agrees.
"Dave is always in the community listening and sharing information," she said. "He's a very genuine, sincere caring person."
Dave, his wife Amber are parents to two daughters Addison and Alexandra.