|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2010)|
|Andrew Younger, MLA|
|MLA for Dartmouth East|
|Preceded by||Joan Massey|
|Born||Dartmouth, Nova Scotia|
Andrew Younger is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2009 provincial election. He represents the electoral district of Dartmouth East as a member of the Liberal Party.
Younger grew up in the former City of Dartmouth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Political Science from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College.
Younger was first elected to the legislature in 2009 after a five-year career on Halifax Regional Council. He was first elected to council in 2004 representing East Dartmouth - The Lakes, and was re-elected by acclamation in 2008.
Prior to being on council, Younger ran a successful television production and communications consulting company with clients all over the world. He dedicated a significant portion of his work to social justice and environmental projects and assisted with development projects in West Africa including a women's micro-credit project in Niger and an AIDS education project in the Gambia.
During his time as an elected representative, Younger was recognized for many community and regional accomplishments including the development of a redevelopment plan for the Main Street business district in Dartmouth, his work improving Shubie Park and the Shubenacadie Canal system, and his key role in the construction of the East Dartmouth Community Centre.
Younger has been heavily involved in working on energy and environmental issues in Nova Scotia. As Chair of HRM's Energy Committee he was a key player in the development and analysis of energy policy, and a key player in seeing a number of district, geothermal, and alternative energy projects moved forward. He is often asked to speak on energy and environmental issues at local and national conferences.
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