THUNDER BAY – CIVIC POLITICS – Stephen Margarit officially entered the 2018 Thunder Bay Municipal Election today as a candidate for Councillor at Large.
“Thunder Bay is a wonderful community, filled with great people and so much potential. As a young professional and dedicated community volunteer, I know I can bring a fresh and unique perspective to City Council,” Margarit said. “First and foremost, City Council works for you and I want to improve the way Council engages with its residents. I will be canvassing every corner of this great city in the next 89 days and I look forward to meeting and hearing from you.”
Margarit currently works in administration at Bombardier Transportation and previously worked as a Constituency Assistant for MPP Michael Gravelle. During his time with MPP Gravelle, he gained extensive knowledge of how the provincial government works and impacts municipal issues. He also had the privilege to assist and advocate for hundreds of constituents in the region. Having both public and private sector experience, Margarit understands how government can assist in building a diverse and vibrant local economy.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Margarit attended St. Patrick High School before attaining his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/ History at Lakehead University. He is a dedicated and passionate volunteer and is involved with the following organizations; President-Elect, Fort William Rotary Club; Director, George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation; Leader of the Way, United Way of Thunder Bay; Vice Chair, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish Council; and 3rd Degree Knight, Knights of Columbus Council #1447.
“Election day is Monday, October 2nd and I would be honoured to have your support,” says Margarit.
Also today, Larry Hebert has announced he has dropped his bid for Mayor and instead will seek re-election as a counsellor at large.
Margaret Wanlin has also announced she will seek a seat for Councillor at Large.