Congratulations to all of the OPSEU members who have stepped up as candidates in the June 7 election! These dedicated activists are a strong voice for the public services Ontario depends on.
Jordan McGrail is the NDP candidate for Chatham-Kent-Leamington. First Vice-president of local 137, Jordan is a CAAT Support member at St. Clair College.
Danielle Du Sablon
Danielle Du Sablon is the NDP candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk. Danielle is the President of OPSEU Local 221, and a probation and parole officer with the Ontario Public Service.
Karen Gventer is the NDP candidate for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, and a member of Local 276. She is a former local president, who has served on her local executive in numerous capacities. Karen has worked for many years at Grey Bruce Health Unit.
Joel Usher is the NDP candidate for Durham. He is also a long-time OPSEU activist and member of OPSEU Local 381. Joel has been a paramedic for more than 12 years, and sits on the Divisional Executive of the OPSEU Ambulance Division. Joel is the Vice-president of the Durham Region Labour Council.
Frank Lopez is the candidate for the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party in Ajax. Frank is a College Suppport Full-time staff member at Durham College, where he works as an audio-visual technician.
Ken Burns is the Green Party candidate for Brantford-Brant. Ken is the President of Local 546 at the Ministry of Labour, and has also served his local as 2nd vice-president and shop steward. Ken has worked for the Ontario Public Service as an Employment Standards Officer.
Bhutila Karpoche is the NDP candidate for Parkdale-High Park, and a member of local 578, where she worked as part of the NDP caucus with former MPP Cheri DiNovo for more than seven years.
Kingsley Kwok is the NDP candidate for Markham-Stouffville. Kingsley is a Region 5 Executive Board Member, a member of local 575 at Scarborough Hospital, and a respiratory therapist by trade, Kingsley has served as a local president, and been a member of the Provincial Human Rights Committee.
Glen Archer is the NDP candidate for Kenora-Rainy River. Glen served on the OPSEU Executive Board for four years, and is a member of Local 719. He has been an OPSEU member for more than 30 years, and is a long-time Correctional Officer in Kenora.