Ben Jessome

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Ben T. Jessome
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Preceded by Riding Established
Personal details
Born (1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 31)[1]
Political party Liberal

Ben T. Jessome (born October 22, 1986) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, he represents the electoral district of Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jessome, attended Hammonds Plains Consolidated School, Madeline Symonds Middle School and Charles P. Allen High School. He graduated from Hebron Academy in 2006.[3] In 2011, Jessome completed a bachelor's degree in recreation management from Acadia University. While at Acadia, Jessome was elected President of the Students’ Union, was a member of the University Board of Governors and Senate, and represented the interests of his constituents to the provincial and national governments, as a delegate with the Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations (now Students Nova Scotia) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.[4][5]

Political career[edit]

In May 2013, Jessome successfully ran for the Liberal nomination in the riding of Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.[6] He was elected in the 2013 provincial election.[7] Currently Jessome is Vice Chair of the Private & Local Bills Committee. He is a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee.[4] Jessome is also a member of the economic Development and Human Resources Committee, with a focus on Youth Employment strategies.

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Ben T. Jessome 3,402 52.24 N/A
     New Democratic Party Peter Lund 1,583 24.31 N/A
     Progressive Conservative Gina Byrne 1,423 21.85 N/A
Atlantica Jonathan Dean 104 1.60 N/A


  1. ^ Ben Jessome on Twitter: @ohanleyjk thanks Julia :) Twitter
  2. ^ "Nova Scotia votes: Riding-by-riding results for Halifax region". Metro. Halifax. October 8, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alum Spotlight: Ben Jessome '06 (Nova Scotia MLA)". Hebron Today. March 21, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "MLA biography". The Nova Scotia Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ben Jessome biography". Nova Scotia Liberal Party. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Liberals nominate Hammonds Plains-Lucasville candidate". The Chronicle Herald. May 11, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Metro Halifax ridings turn Liberal red". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2017.