Carolyn Bolivar-Getson

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The Honourable
Carolyn Bolivar-Getson
Mayor of Lunenburg
Assumed office
November 1, 2016
Preceded by Don Downe
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Lunenburg West
In office
August 5, 2003 – June 9, 2009
Preceded by Don Downe
Succeeded by Gary Ramey
Personal details
Born (1964-02-10) February 10, 1964 (age 53)
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation shopkeeper

Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (born February 10, 1964) is a Canadian politician. She represented the electoral district of Lunenburg West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2003 to 2009 as a member of the Progressive Conservatives.[1]

Born in 1964 at Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Bolivar-Getson graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.[2] She owned and operated a general store in Newcombville.[2] In 1997, she was elected as a municipal councillor in Lunenburg County.[2]

Bolivar-Getson entered provincial politics in the 2003 election, winning the Lunenburg West riding.[3] In August 2003, she was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Human Resources, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act.[4][5] When Rodney MacDonald took over as premier in February 2006, he named Bolivar-Getson as Minister of Environment and Labour.[6]

Following her re-election in 2006,[7] Bolivar-Getson was shuffled to Minister of Immigration.[8] She was given an additional role in cabinet in September 2007 when she was named the first Minister of Seniors.[9] In October 2007, Bolivar-Getson was dropped as Minister of Immigration, retaining roles in cabinet as Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Seniors, and Minister of Emergency Management.[10] In January 2009, Bolivar-Getson was named Minister of Natural Resources.[11] In the 2009 election, Bolivar-Getson was defeated by New Democrat Gary Ramey.[12][13]

In 2012, Bolivar-Getson returned to municipal politics, winning a council seat in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.[14]

In April 2016, Bolivar-Getson announced she would run for mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in the 2016 municipal election.[15] On October 15, Bolivar-Getson was elected mayor, defeating Tom Lockwood by 154 votes.[16] Bolivar-Getson was sworn in on November 1, replacing Don Downe.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral History for Lunenburg West" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cabinet biography". Nova Scotia Legislature. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Lunenburg West". CBC News. August 5, 2003. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  4. ^ "New faces, new jobs among 15 in cabinet". The Chronicle Herald. August 16, 2003. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  5. ^ "A cabinet of collaboration". The Chronicle Herald. August 19, 2003. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  6. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  7. ^ "Lunenburg West". CBC News. June 13, 2006. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  8. ^ "MacDonald's expanded cabinet has 3 rookies". CBC News. June 26, 2006. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  9. ^ "N.S. seniors get their own government department". CBC News. September 10, 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  10. ^ "Bolivar-Getson demoted". The Chronicle Herald. October 24, 2007. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  11. ^ "Time for a change". The Chronicle Herald. January 8, 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  12. ^ "Nine Tory cabinet ministers bounced". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  13. ^ "Lunenburg West". CBC News. June 9, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  14. ^ "Downe elected to second term in MODL". ckbw news. October 21, 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  15. ^ "MODL Councillor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson Announces Run for Mayor". ckbw news. April 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Bolivar-Getson edges past Lockwood to become mayor of MODL". LighthouseNow. October 19, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  17. ^ "MODL: Bolivar-Getson sworn-in as first ever female mayor". ckbw news. November 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-27.