Ex-mayor Peter Kelly starts new career in pest control

Former Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly has been added as a partner at Target Pest Control and his role will be in business development

Target Pest Control hires former Halifax leader for business development

Former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly has a new job in the pest control business.

Target Pest Control President Stephen Taylor confirmed Wednesday that Kelly has been added as a partner. Kelly will be working in business development.

Peter Kelly was elected to Bedford town council in 1985 and went undefeated as a city politician until he stepped down from the mayor's chair in 2012. (CBC)

“We are very pleased to have Mr.Kelly join our team,” Taylor said. “His business and public sector background, as well as his business development skills and knowledge of Halifax and Nova Scotia will be invaluable as we look to grow our company.”

In February 2012, Kelly said he would not re-offer in the fall election. Kelly has since been working as a consultant.

“Kelly has worked for over 30 years in both the private and public sectors as well as on many volunteer boards and organizations. Mr. Kelly brings many years of managerial and business consulting experience," Taylor said.

Taylor once worked for Kelly during his time as a politician.