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The Honourable Keith Colwell was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Eastern Shore in 1993 and was re-elected in 1998. He was then elected as MLA for Preston in 2003, re-elected in 2006 and 2009 and again in 2013 and 2017 as MLA for Preston-Dartmouth.

He has served as Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister of Consumer Services as well as holding many other cabinet posts.

Keith has owned and operated a manufacturing company for 19 years. He was elected to the Halifax Regional Municipal Council to represent District 3, Preston/Porter's Lake in 1999 and was re-elected by acclamation in 2000.

Constituency Party Start Date
Preston-Dartmouth Liberal 2013 - 2021
Preston Liberal 2003 - 2013
Eastern Shore Liberal 1993 - 1999