Candidates running in Windsor-Tecumseh
A look at the candidates running in the Windsor-Tecumseh riding in the 2019 federal election, listed in alphabetical order by last name:
Giovanni Abati was born in Windsor, Ontario, and has dedicated his life to the environment. During his time as a mapping technician, he identified environmentally sensitive and hazard prone lands, which have been protected from potential development under provincial legislation.
Dan has worked at the Chrysler Windsor Assembly Plant for 25 years where he has recently attained Red Seal certification as a plumber. Dan thinks that the People's Party's commitment to individual freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect are key Canadian values that should be the foundation upon which federal government policy is created.
Laura is a local school teacher who believes this country needs democratic renewal so the majority of people have a say over decisions governments make. She says a vote for her makes the statement that you are ready to break with the current system rule that relegates us all to complaining on the sidelines.
Leo Demarce is a small business owner and proud, lifelong resident of the Town of Tecumseh. Together, Leo and his wife Karen operate Sage Salon + Spa in Tecumseh that serves 400 guests weekly and employs 25 people. This is Leo’s first time running for office.
Cheryl was a reporter and editor at the Tecumseh Tribune for 20 years before serving municipally as Tecumseh's Deputy Mayor. She made the leap to federal politics in 2015, serving as the vice-chair on the subcommittee on International Human Rights Development and was also the party's critic for Sports and Persons with Disabilities.
Irek Kusmierczyk has served in municipal government for six years on Windsor City Council. Kusmierczyk, who has a PhD in political science, first ran for the Liberals in 2011. Irek is the Director of Partnerships for WEtech Alliance, which helps grow technology companies and jobs throughout Windsor and Essex County.