Former Annapolis candidate also regional organizer
Ken McGowan joins Green leadership bid
Ken McGowan, a resident of Cow Bay and former Annapolis candidate in the 2006 provincial election, is the second declared candidate in the race for the leadership of the Green Party of Nova Scotia.
McGowan is an entrepreneur who believes in the six principles enunciated by the party and the Global Green Charter: sustainability, ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, respect for cultural diversity, and non-violence. "At this time in the party’s history, I believe that it is imperative that the leader has the desire and ability to build this party into a force to be reckoned with,” McGowan said. “Principles and ideals aside, what the party needs most is someone who is willing and able to work in the trenches, day in and day out, to increase party membership, solicit donations, attract quality candidates and be an inspiration for the volunteers who work so hard to bring the Green message to the people of Nova Scotia."
McGowan is also regional organizer for the party and is actively seeking the party’s next Annapolis riding candidate.
Outgoing Leader Nick Wright will formally step down at the May 4-6 convention in Coldbrook, Kings County. Ellen Durkee of Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, is the other declared candidate for the leadership of the Green Party of Nova Scotia. The Green Party of Nova Scotia ran a full slate of 52 candidates in the 2006 provincial general election.