Civic Election Candidate Deadline Draws Near
THUNDER BAY – CIVIC POLITICS – Stephen Margarit, who served as a Student Trustee with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board has registered as a candidate for the 2014 Thunder Bay Municipal Election today.
Stephen is running for the position of Trustee, English Separate.
As a graduate of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Stephen wants to bring new and innovative ideas to the board. “I want to make our school board a more open and accessible place for our students and parents. I want to bring to the table the issues facing students today, especially the concerns with the transition from secondary to post-secondary,” says Margarit.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Stephen is a proud parishioner of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and was an engaged student with the Catholic Education system. He attended St. Jude Elementary, Sacred Heart Senior Elementary and St. Patrick Secondary schools. As an active member of student governance, Stephen was elected a Student Treasurer in Grade 11, and as Student Council President in Grade 12.
After high school, Stephen participated in a year-long exchange to Germany where he was exposed to other school systems. Afterwards, Stephen went to Lakehead University where he graduated in 2013 on the Dean’s List with and Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He is currently finishing his Master’s Degree in History and works as a Constituency Assistant to MPP Michael Gravelle and is an active Rotarian.Candidates have until 2:00PM on Friday September 12 2014 to get their nominations in at Thunder Bay City Hall.