When Vaughan’s former MPP Greg Sorbara retired earlier this month, Steven Del Duca was quick to throw his hat into the ring.
Del Duca was nominated for the riding after Sorbara resigned on August 1, which triggered the upcoming Sept. 6 by-election.
The Osgoode Hall Law School graduate says “ethnocultural diversity” is Vaughan’s greatest strength and has been a key force in the community’s rising economic development.
“Being able to leverage the ethnocultural diversity so that we can sell ourselves beyond our borders to the entire world is real important to me,” said Del Duca, who also called Richmond Hill MPP Reza Moridi a dear friend.
“He’s a dear friend and he has offered me a great deal of support and help prior to this campaign,” Del Duca told Salam Toronto.
The 39-year-old current Director of Public Affairs for the Carpenters District Counsel of Ontario was intimately involved with the LPO both as an executive assistant to Sorbara and as Dalton McGuinty’s special assistant for the Greater Toronto Area.
Del Duca was a volunteer fundraiser for Vaughan’s hospital project, he co-chaired a city task force on democratic renewal and also founded the Greater Toronto Region Economic Summit.
His platform includes a focus on strengthening the education system, dealing with traffic gridlock and bringing a hospital to Vaughan.
Voting for Vaughan’s provincial by-election will take place on Sept. 6.