January 12, 2019
Keswick, ON – Liberals in York—Simcoe have nominated Shaun Tanaka, a devoted community leader, educator, and mother of two, as the official Team Trudeau candidate in the upcoming federal by-election.
“Shaun Tanaka knocked on thousands of doors as the Liberal candidate for York—Simcoe in 2015, and we are very proud to welcome her to Team Trudeau once again for this important by-election,” said Suzanne Cowan, President of the Liberal Party of Canada. “Shaun’s deep roots in York—Simcoe give her a unique understanding of her community’s priorities and challenges, and I know she will never stop working hard to strengthen the middle class and continue growing our economy.”
Shaun was raised in the community and has always been actively engaged in making York—Simcoe an even better place to call home. She has dedicated many years of volunteer service to organizations such as the Sharon Temple Museum Society and the East Gwillimbury Public Library, along with the National Association of Japanese Canadians and the Maytree Foundation – a charitable organization committed to reducing poverty and inequality in Canada.
Shaun has also spent the past decade as a Geography professor, both at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, educating students in urban studies, social, and cultural geography, in addition to operating a successful business with her husband, Sean.
“York—Simcoe needs a strong local voice in government who will stand-up for the priorities and needs of our community,” said Shaun Tanaka. “I’ll be working hard to earn every single vote, so together we can strengthen our middle class, grow our local economy, and offer real help to families.”
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