Ontario Liberals announce Councillor Marilyn Iafrate as candidate in King—Vaughan

Veteran city councillor and community activist to offer proven leadership for a new riding

Monday, June 26, 2017

MAPLE – Long-time city councillor and community activist, Marilyn Iafrate, was nominated on Saturday, June 24th as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate in the new riding of King—Vaughan. Councillor Iafrate will offer residents of King Township and northern Vaughan a proven record of community leadership and a vision to ensure smart growth, investments in new transit and a commitment to supporting agriculture.

“I am honoured to accept the Liberal nomination and excited to embark on this next phase of public service,” said Councillor Iafrate. “As Councillor for north Vaughan, I have worked hard with the government on behalf of Maple and Kleinburg residents to deliver needed investments in transit, including a new GO train station in Kirby. As MPP, I will continue to ensure reliable customer service and strong advocacy so our residents benefit from good schools, quality healthcare and a clean environment. I will also be a dedicated advocate for our farmers.”

Councillor Iafrate was supported at her nomination meeting by the Hon. Steven Del Duca MPP and endorsed by King—Vaughan MP and former Vaughan regional councillor Deb Schulte, who said, “I am delighted Marilyn is running for MPP and I look forward to continue working with her. I am confident that together we will work to ensure strong and effective representation for King Township and for Vaughan.”

 Marilyn Iafrate was first elected to Vaughan City Council in 2010. She has been a dedicated voice for improved transportation systems, fiscal accountability, smart community planning, parkland and a strong supporter of the Kleinburg BIA and the Mackenzie—Vaughan Hospital. Before being elected a City Councillor, Iafrate was involved in education as chair of the St Joan of Arc Catholic High School council, a member of the Ministry of Education Parents' Advisory Board, chair of the Parent Involvement Committee and a member of the Selection Panel for the Premier’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as a dedicated local environmentalist, serving as Public Advocate of Region of York’s Community Environmental Centre, as a member of the Keele Valley Liaison Committee and as president of Vaughan CARES.

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