2021 Halifax District Election Results

Four members were elected to the Society’s Council Monday, March 15th following the 2021 Halifax District Election. They will begin their two-year terms (2021-2023) following the 2021 Annual Meeting on June 19th.

The successful candidates were Angelina Amaral, Morgan Manzer, Josie McKinney and Melanie Petrunia. As Council members, these successful candidates will lead the Society and lend their voices and unique insights to decisions that impact Nova Scotia’s legal profession. Learn more about the newly elected Council members.

2021 Halifax District Election Results

  • Angelina Amaral, 401 votes, 16%
  • D. Fraser MacFadyen, 333 votes, 13%
  • Morgan Manzer, 409 votes, 16%
  • Josie McKinney, 389 votes, 15%
  • Melanie Petrunia, 437 votes, 17%
  • Mark Rieksts, 278 votes, 11%
  • Terry Sheppard, 323 votes, 13%

Voter turnout for this election was 41.65%, with 828 of a total 1988 eligible voters casting electronic ballots. Voter turnout increased 10.69% compared to the Society’s 2019 Halifax District Election.

Thank you to our members who participated in the 2021 Halifax District Election!

What’s next in the 2021 Council Election?

The Society has a two-phase Council election process. The second phase is the At-Large Election which elects both practising and non-practising members to fill in existing gaps on Council as the Society seeks a diversity of representation.

Nominations for the At-Large Election will be open from March 15 to April 5, 2021. All members in Nova Scotia in good standing are eligible to be nominated as the Society seeks to elect three At-Large members to Council. Voting is conducted online and is open to all members from April 19-April 26, 2021. Learn more.