Football executive, volunteer, and high school teacher Richard MacLean is the PC Candidate in Halifax-Armdale for the next provincial election.
MacLean, a lifelong community volunteer in HRM and teacher of 29 years, teaches business technology and business management at Halifax West High School and represents Halifax City Local on the Nova Scotia Teachers Union Provincial Executive.
“I’m running for Tim Houston and the PC Party because I’m tired of the spin and the perpetual status quo. With Tim Houston as our Premier, I know we will see solutions for a better future,” says MacLean. “As MLA, I look forward to bringing solutions for better education, healthcare, and affordable housing to improve the lives of Nova Scotians.”
A world leader and builder in the sport of football, he is the President of the International Federation of American Football, the global governing body for the sport. As President, he has led the restructuring of the Federation which, under his guidance, gained entry for flag football into the 2022 World Games and positioned the sport for entry into the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
MacLean himself has an impressive athletic record, having been drafted by the Toronto Argonauts, and is now involved in football at the organizational level, where he served as Director of Football for University Sport in Canada until the end of the 2020 season.
“I’m happy to have such a straightforward and solutions-focused individual on our team,” says PC Leader Tim Houston. “Richard will be a great representative for the Halifax-Armdale community.”
MacLean has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Graduate Diploma in Mediation, Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from Saint Mary's University.
MacLean lives with his wife Cora, who is a healthcare administrator with the Canadian Armed Forces, and their daughter Caitlin. He has an adult son, Theo. MacLean is running for MLA because he wants a better future for his children that focuses on the importance of strong leadership in the delivery of education and healthcare.