With the Provincial election being wrapped up, the Antigonish PC candidate has had time to reflect on his first attempt in provincial politics. Ray Mattie came up short behind Liberal Incumbent Randy Delorey by a little more than 700 votes.
Mattie says he enjoyed the campaign and is pleased with his result. Talking to local residents was a powerful experience for Mattie:
Mattie plays in a local gorup, Pogey, but is also director for Music on Main and the new Black River Music Fest.
Mattie says although it’s a busy summer, he looks forward to performing and organizing shows. He says a foundation has been created for the Black River Festival, and he is excited to see it grow in the coming years:
Mattie says this new festival is expected to employ around 200 people through the local area and have positive economic spinoffs for Antigonish Town and County. The Black River Music Fest is proudly supported by 989 XFM Nothing But Hits
Mattie says his summer will be spent working and playing at music festivals and concerts around the region. Mattie says he looks forward to a second chance at becoming MLA for Antigonish when the opportunity arises.