Denise Peterson-Rafuse

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The Honourable
Denise Peterson-Rafuse
Denise Peterson-Rafuse, MLA
MLA for Chester-St. Margaret's
In office
June 9, 2009 – present
Preceded by Judy Streatch
Minister of Community Services
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 22, 2013
Preceded by Chris d'Entremont
Succeeded by Joanne Bernard
Minister for Seniors
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 22, 2013
Preceded by Len Goucher
Succeeded by Leo Glavine
Personal details
Political party New Democrat

Denise Peterson-Rafuse is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Chester-St. Margaret's in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.

In 2009 Peterson-Rafuse successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Chester-St. Margaret's. Peterson-Rafuse was elected in the 2009 provincial election and was re-elected in the 2013 provincial election.

On June 19, 2009 Peterson-Rafuse was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia where she served as Minister of Community Services, as well as Minister for Seniors and served as other cabinet positions including Chair of the Senior Citizens’ Secretariat, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and Minister responsible for the Disabled Persons’ Commission Act.

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