Candidate for Councillor at Large
Hi, my name is Stephen Margarit and I am bringing a fresh, new perspective to the 2018 municipal election. These are a few things you need to know about me…
I was born and raised in Thunder Bay and have always seen myself as a champion of this community
My family settled in Northwestern Ontario more than 100 years ago and today I am proud to be living in a community where I have a large, extended family. I want to ensure that Thunder Bay is a place where people can thrive, find meaningful employment, and raise their children.
I want to focus on serving the residents of Thunder Bay
During my high school years, I had the privilege of representing Thunder Bay during a one-year Rotary Youth Exchange in the city of Pfullingen in Southwestern Germany, where I became fluent in German. This was a tremendous opportunity for me to learn how European cities addressed issues such as urban planning, bike lanes, public transportation, and public facilities.
After graduating from Lakehead University with an Honours degree in History and Political Science, I worked as a constituency assistant for MPP Michael Gravelle. In this job, I was able to help hundreds of constituents navigate complex government processes and procedures. I also gained insight as to how our provincial government oversees the many agencies and programs, which deliver important public services.
Currently, I am employed as an administration and communications coordinator
with Bombardier Transportation, one of the largest private sector employers in Thunder Bay. I have a true appreciation for the positive effects that a large manufacturing industry can have on a community.
I am a dedicated community leader and a passionate volunteer
From an early age I have been giving back to my community and striving to make Thunder Bay a better place. Currently, I hold the following volunteer positions:
- 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 Parish Council
- Member, Knights of Columbus Council #1447
- Volunteer, Shelter House
- Volunteer, Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA)
Finally, I am running for Councillor at Large because I want to build a better Thunder Bay.
If I am fortunate enough to be elected Councillor at Large, I promise to advocate on your behalf and to ensure that Thunder Bay becomes a stronger and better-connected city.