Eastern Shore Honourable Kevin Murphy (Liberal)
The Honourable Kevin S. Murphy was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Eastern Shore on October 8 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. Shortly thereafter on October 28, 2013 Kevin was elected the Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.
Kevin is the first Speaker of the House to hail from the riding of the Eastern Shore, and embraces the responsibilities this role requires of him. He is the first Speaker in any Canadian jurisdiction to have a permanent long term physical disability. Kevin is a spinal cord injured quadriplegic as a result of a hockey accident in 1985.
He attended Saint Mary’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in 1992 and has remained in the community of the Eastern Shore operating several successful small businesses over the past 3 decades. Kevin has also worked for 5 years for the Canadian Paraplegic Association in Nova Scotia as a Peer Counsellor, and 7 years for the Rick Hansen Foundation as a the National Solutions Coordinator.
He is Chair of the Assembly Matters Committee, and Chair of the House of Assembly Management Commission.