Rebecca Taylor, owner of Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company in Truro, will represent the PC Party in Colchester North in the next provincial election. Submitted photo

A Colchester County business woman has thrown her name into the ring for the PC party nomination for Colchester North.

Rebecca Taylor hopes her experience – in business, community service, and government – will help her win the PC nomination to represent Colchester North in the next provincial election. 

“Most people know me as the owner of Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company, or through my volunteer work with business and community organizations,” said Taylor, in a press release. “They might not know that I’ve also worked for a school board and for provincial government departments responsible for labour and advanced education, environmental stewardship, and job creation.”

Taylor has received numerous awards for her business innovations, through the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce, Globe and Mail, and Innovacorp. Nova Scotia Business Inc. awarded her with an Export Achievement award in 2011.

She often shares her entrepreneurial experiences through presentations and workshops. 

Taylor believes her innovative approach will help serve the people living in the riding, from Lower Five Islands to Valley to Tatamagouche. 

“Real leadership means listening to what people need, and having the courage and good sense to make it happen,” said Taylor. “Colchester North is looking for a new representative to put us back on track. I’d like to be that person.”

Taylor’s family roots run deep in the Londonderry area, where she currently lives with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Pearl, her great-grandmother, and Pearl’s sister, Daisy, grew up in Londonderry.

“I can’t imagine a prettier place to raise a family,” she said.

 The PC party’s nominations are open until April 3 for anyone. To vote at a nomination meeting, a current PC party membership is needed by April 13. For more information on the party, or to become a member, visit www.pcparty.ns.ca.