MIDLAND — Simcoe County Warden and two-term Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Simcoe North.
“It's an honour to join Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team,” said Marshall. “As Warden and Mayor, it’s been a productive working relationship with the Premier and her team to deliver for Simcoe County on important matters like local job creation and economic growth, transportation, child-care spaces and social housing. I’m particularly proud of our strong record of attracting local jobs across the County, our work together to clear our child-care wait lists this year and our investments in affordable housing, not to mention tourism and health care. I’ve got a record delivering for my hometown and county,” Marshall added.
"Whether local issues—including the health of Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe—or the big, bold agenda the Premier has for free tuition, affordable child care and prescription drug coverage for our kids, I’m excited by the opportunity to continue to serve by advocating for our local needs down at Queen’s Park," he said.
Gerry Marshall was elected as Mayor of Penetanguishene in 2010, and has served as Simcoe County Warden since 2014. Before his time in municipal government, Marshall had a career in telecommunications, including as Acting Vice-President, Engineering Operations at Rogers Cable, and labour-relations roles within the Electrical Utilities Safety Association.
Simcoe North is currently represented by the Conservative leader, and includes the towns of Orillia, Midland, Penetanguishene, Severn, Ramara, Tay and Tiny townships, the Beausoleil of Christian Island First Nations and the Mnjikaning First Nation.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
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