New Endorsements from November 25th to 30th
We started this week by celebrating our 200th Endorsement - Dr. Helena Jaczek! Helena is the latest Member of Parliament to endorse Steven for leader and joins 199 other Ontario Liberals. Since Monday, even more Ontario Liberals have endorsed Steven for leader (read on to find out who!).
Steven is the first and only candidate to raise over $200,000 - a sum that could not have been raised without the help of volunteers and generous supporters.
We are committed to total transparency: that's why we've gone over and above the Elections Ontario requirements and published our complete list of donors online. You can take a look at www.stevendelduca.ca/donor_list
On Thursday, the Ontario Liberal Party held a Candidate Showcase where all the candidates gave speeches. You can watch Steven's speech right here.
We held an after party - thank you to everyone who came!
Here's who joined our team this week: (Endorsements are listed in order released).
"I have known Steven for many years and I had the chance to watch him perform up-close while we served together as York Region MPPs at Queen's Park. I have no doubt that he will work relentlessly to rebuild the Ontario Liberal Party and position it for success in 2022. I'm very happy to be supporting him."
- Dr Helena Jaczek, MP, Markham-Stoufville
"Steven is an impressive person. I found he listened to my community's concerns and understands what we need. Steven genuinely wants to see Ontario move forward. For those reasons Steven has my endorsement and can count on my support to work together for a better future for Ontarians."
- Rory Nisan, Councillor, City of Burlington
"The Ontario Liberal Party will need a leader who has the ideas, energy and experience to get the job done in 2022. Steven Del Duca has what it takes and I'm honoured to be supporting him."
- James Maloney, MP, Etobicoke Lakeshore
“Steven is the leadership candidate who will be able to grow the Ontario Liberal Party through fundraising and his organizational experience. As Vice Chair (English) of the Young Liberals of Canada, Steven has been constantly supportive and encouraging to the Ontario Young Liberals and understands the importance of a strong youth voices in politics.”
- Charlotte Zronik, Vice-Chair (English), Young Liberals of Canada
“Steven Del Duca understands the needs of Oshawa and Durham. As former Minister of Transportation he laid the groundwork for increased transit to Durham including expanding the Lakeshore East GO Train line to Bowmanville. He is a champion for growing our economy, supporting our healthcare and education system. That is why I’m proud to support Steven as the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the next Premier of Ontario.”
- Jonathan Giancroce, President, Oshawa Provincial Liberal Association
"I’m supporting Steven Del Duca to be leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Because I know if he's leader we can win the next election. Ontario needs a capable, experienced and dedicated leader like Steven now more than ever."
- Mika Nummelin, Active Young Liberal, Oakville
“Having worked with Steven in many capacities over the years I’m happy to support his bid for leader. He’s been devoted to the Liberal cause his entire life, beginning his career as a young Liberal like myself and so many others. His pragmatic policies, dedication to public service and commitment to rebuilding the Ontario Liberal Party so that we’re in a position to beat Doug Ford in 2022 are just some of the reasons I’m proud to stand with him.”
- Jonathan Tsao, Former Toronto City Councillor
"I’ve thought long and hard about who is in the best position to move us forward and rebuild our Party, and I’m supporting Steven Del Duca as our next Leader. Steven has a strong plan to get our Party where we need to be ahead of the next provincial election, and he is a proven fundraiser."
- Jess Spindler, Former Candidate, Toronto-St.Paul's
"I'm excited to support Steven for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party as I know he is the best person to lead our party and to defeat Doug Ford. His work ethic and his ideas on how to invest in the future of our province is exactly what we need."
- Roozbeh Farhadi, President, Richmond Hill Provincial Liberal Association
“I am proud to stand with Steven. His progressive and innovative ideas to make life easier for everyone in the province, particularly youth and the most disadvantaged among us, made it an easy decision to offer my support. In particular, his pledge to ensure that at least half of the Ontario Liberal Party candidates in the next election are women is something to applaud. I look forward to working with him as we look towards electing as many Liberals as we can across the province in 2022.”
- Melanie Hickey, Past President, Ontario Women's Liberal Commission
“As someone who’s been a grassroots organizer in the Ontario Liberal Party for a long time, I appreciate all of the hard work that Steven has put into earning the support of rank and file Liberals all across the province. I believe that Steven is the leader who will successfully rebuild our organization so that we can defeat Doug Ford in the next election and I’m happy to support him."
- Sonny Cho, Active Liberal and Community Activist, Willowdale
“Steven is the candidate most focused on the priorities that affect young people. Whether it be fighting Ford's public education cuts or helping more students receive a post-secondary education. Steven is the candidate with proven leadership skills to get our province back on track.”
- Dmytro Basmat
Until next week!
Team Del Duca