Steven Del Duca nominated for Liberals in Vaughan byelection
MPP Greg Sorbara acknowledges a member of the opposition as he delivers the provincial budget in Toronto Thursday, March 22, 2007. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Sunday, August 12, 2012 8:30PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:07PM EDT
Liberals in Vaughan, Ont. have nominated Steven Del Duca, the former executive assistant to veteran Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara, to represent the party in the upcoming byelection.
The seat in Vaughan became vacant when Sorbara, Ontario’s former finance minister, resigned earlier this month. A byelection is scheduled for Sept. 6.
Del Duca was nominated on Sunday afternoon.
“This byelection is all about ensuring that our community continues its progress,” he said in a press release. “I have the energy, skills and experience to be a passionate advocate for Vaughan at Queen’s Park.”
Del Duca is the director of public affairs for the Carpenters District Council of Ontario and he has been active as a community advocate.
He chaired the 2008 Vaughan Hospital Fundraising Gala and he helped establish the Greater Toronto Region Economic Summit. Del Duca was also recently appointed to the board of the York Region United Way.
The longtime Vaughan resident has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
The Vaughan byelection will take place on the same day as residents in Kitchener-Waterloo head to the polls.
The seat in the riding became vacant after Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer resigned to become chairwoman of the Workplace Health and Insurance Board.
With files from The Canadian Press