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June 2, 2022
Ryan Lutes elected NSTU President
(Halifax-Kjipuktuk, NS) – Nova Scotia’s public school teachers, and NSTU members working for the Atlantic Provinces’ Special Education Authority have elected Ryan Lutes as President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
He defeated Peter Day in a second ballot election held today, Thursday, June 2, receiving 51 per cent of the vote.
Ryan Lutes is a mathematics teacher at Halifax West High School. A teacher for 15 years, he served as the Halifax City NSTU Local President from 2015 to 2021 and was recently elected as a Halifax City representative for NSTU’s provincial executive. He is married to a teacher and a father of two children.
The first round of voting by the more than 9,500 members of the NSTU was conducted electronically Wednesday, May 25, but did not produce a winner. To become President of the NSTU, a candidate must receive a majority of votes (50 per cent + 1).
Fifty-nine per cent of NSTU’s membership participated in the electronic run-off vote held today. Ryan Lutes will assume office August 1, 2022, replacing Paul Wozney who has served as President since August 1, 2018.