Ontario Liberals Announce Reza Moridi as Candidate for Richmond Hill

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Richmond Hill — The Ontario Liberal Party is pleased to announce Reza Moridi will be seeking re-election as the Ontario Liberal candidate for the 42nd Ontario general election.

Moridi was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007 as MPP for Richmond Hill, becoming the first Iranian-Canadian elected to any legislature in North America. He was re-elected in both 2011 and 2014, and currently serves as Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.

“It’s been an honour to represent our community at Queen’s Park over the past decade, and I am proud to once again represent Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberal team,” said Moridi. “The Ontario Liberals are the only team with an effective plan to deliver on the needs of our community, foster further economic growth, and help create more opportunities for our families.”

Moridi was joined by Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of the Richmond Hill community at this afternoon’s nomination meeting.

“We have been so fortunate to have someone as dedicated as Reza as our MPP here in Richmond Hill,” said Louie Spedaliere, Riding President. “His passion and dedication for the community is evident, and I know he will continue to represent our community effectively once re-elected.”

Moridi’s educational and professional background provide him with the knowledge and experience required to bridge the distinct worlds of science, business, and academia with government.

“The leadership Reza has shown is impressive, and his passion for working with youth, especially within the science, innovation and research field is inspiring,” said Brian Johns, GTA North Regional Vice-President. “I know Reza will continue to do a phenomenal job once he is re-elected.”

Prior to entering into politics, Moridi held a 17-year career at the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada where he was the Vice-President and Chief Scientist.  He also worked in the electrical industry as an executive and in academia as a professor and administrator.

“I am here to serve my province, to serve the people of Richmond Hill,” said Moridi. “So, should the people of Richmond Hill chose to re-elect me, I would be honoured to continue to represent our community.”