5.09.2012

Ontario Greens elect new Deputy Leaders

Niagara-on-the-Lake –

This past weekend at the party's convention in Niagara, the Green Party of Ontario membership elected Judith Van Veldhuysen and Kevin O’Donnell as Deputy Leaders.

“I’m thrilled to have Judith and Kevin fill these important positions. They are dynamic, community focused individuals who will work hard to move the GPO toward electoral success” said GPO leader Mike Schreiner. “They bring leadership, passion and dedication that will serve Green Party members and Ontarian's well.”

“I welcome this opportunity to work with a dedicated team working toward positive change“ said Van Veldhuysen.  Judith ran for the GPO in St. Paul’s in Toronto.

“With the unprecedented support of the membership behind Mike Schreiner we have the momentum to take this party to the next level,” said O'Donnell, who ran in the riding of Ottawa Centre. “I am honoured to have the opportunity to play a key role in that success.”

GPO members also elected new members to the party's Provincial Executive:

Secretary – Kathy Acheson
Horseshoe Region – Jason Hammond and Pauline Thornham
Central Region – Mike Braun and Sharron Norman
Eastern Region – Alex Hill
Northern Region – Melanie Johncox and Justin Tilson

For more information about organization visit http://www.gpo.ca/about/organization

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