FALL RIVER: Daniel MacKenzie said there’s one reason he wants to continue on as the president of the youth wing of the N.S. PC Party.
“The job isn’t done,” said MacKenzie, a born and raised Fall River native who is heavily involved in the PC political circle.
MacKenzie won the position last year uncontested. This year, he faces a challenge from Brody Haskell.
The winner will be decided at the provincial party’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place this coming weekend Feb. 8-10 in Halifax. It will also mark the first official AGM with Leader Tim Houston at the party’s helm.
“I know there’s a lot more people that I need to talk to,” said MacKenzie in an interview with The Laker inside a Fall River coffee shop. “Every day there’s someone that I did not know has come out publicly to support me. It just grows by the second.”
The Lockview High graduate said it means a lot to see the support coming for him from one end of Nova Scotia to the other.
“It means a lot. It means that I have been loud enough and people knew what I was and the job that I’m doing they like,” he said.
He was asked if the run for presidency of the NSPC Youth could lead to something bigger down the road. He didn’t say yes, but he isn’t ruling anything out at this point.
“I’ll never rule that out, but I know I’m young but I know in two or six years or 10 years, I’ll be there,” said MacKenzie.
MacKenzie said he is more known than the other person running, but he’s not taking that for granted. He knows he has to continue to work hard if he wants to win.
“”People know how serious I take this and how serious I am,” he said.
He said he wants to hear more from youth across N.S. and hear what they have to say.
“I want to let everyone know who I am and help them put a face to the name,” said MacKenzie.