Local councillor, educator and entrepreneur Katherine Bryson has announced she is seeking the Liberal Nomination for District 4 Belfast-Murray River.
“I am often up at night worrying about the future of families on PEI,” said Bryson. “I want to be a voice for residents in our district who are struggling with the effects of inflation. Families should not have to choose between filling their oil tanks or their refrigerators.”
Bryson grew up in the Annapolis Valley, N.S. and moved to PEI in 2012 after graduating from university. She worked as a registered veterinary technician at Brudenell Animal Hospital, New Perth Animal Hospital and the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI).
In 2019, she opened Bryson Family Bakery and sold baked goods at the Downtown Charlottetown Farmer’s Market as well as to the community and wholesale to local businesses. In 2015, she founded the Bryson Family Farm, where she raises commercial and registered purebred polled Dorsets and sells pasture-raised chickens.
Fighting for the protection of rural lands and waterways is a priority for Bryson. “I want our district to thrive, and I want to bring lasting change to our government,” she said.
Last fall, Bryson began to substitute teach, and last December, she began her first term as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Belfast, where she also serves on the community grants committee.
She has volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Bark for Life fundraising campaign, the Eastern Region 4H, the Eastern Veterinary Technician Association, and the Registered Veterinary Technologist & Technician Association of Canada’s board of directors.
Bryson lives in Belfast with her husband and two children.