Chester-St. Margaret's Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse (NDP)
The Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Chester-St. Margaret’s in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013.
She has served as Minister of Community Services and Minister of Seniors.
Before becoming an MLA, she was Program Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia in Hants, Lunenburg, Queens and Shelburne counties. She was a mortgage consultant and has worked for the Halifax Regional Municipality for many years.
She is a member of the Community Services, Economic Development, Human Resources and Private & Local Bills Committees.