Our #WomenInPolitics List

Samantha Estoesta, WRDSB trustee candidate

Samantha Estoesta, WRDSB trustee candidate for Kitchener, is passionate about education and equity. If elected to be a Trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board, Samantha will tirelessly work to ensure that every student in Waterloo Region is supported and given the tools that they need. Continue reading

Elizabeth Clarke, Region of Waterloo Councillor Candidate

Elizabeth Clarke is a Region of Waterloo Councillor Candidate. Elizabeth is the CEO of the Kitchener-Waterloo YWCA and a current Kitchener Councillor for the Region of Waterloo. She has worked for 30 years as a social worker and social work manager and administrator and has spent her career in the not-for-profit sector. Continue reading

Stephanie Stretch, Kitchener City Councillor Candidate

Stephanie Stretch is a City Councillor Candidate in Kitchener, Ontario. Steph is a lifelong Kitchener resident. She was born and raised in the Rosemount neighbourhood and has deep roots in Ward 1. Steph is dedicated to building a stronger, sustainable community. Continue reading

Tenille Bonoguore, Waterloo City Councillor Candidate

Tenille Bonoguore is running as a Waterloo City Councillor Candidate. She is an award-winning journalist, science writer and passionate community-builder. Tenille has sat on environmental and community boards and has regularly appeared on CBC Kitchener-Waterloo as their parenting columnist. Continue reading

Laura Farr, Hamilton City Councillor Candidate

Introducing Laura Farr, Hamilton City Councillor Candidate. Laura grew up in the East End of Hamilton and graduated high school from Hill Park Secondary after many moves around the city. Her father worked for a time at Stelco, and her mother was a member of the CUPE Local 1797.  Continue reading

Jen Vasic, Waterloo City Councillor Candidate

Jen Vasic is running to become Ward 5's next city councillor in Waterloo. Jen is a community developer at heart. She loves working with communities to understand and take action to solve problems.  Over the past four years, she has been working towards completing her doctorate and is passionate about the connection between poverty and education.  Continue reading

Debbie Chapman, Kitchener City Councillor Candidate

Debbie Chapman, Councillor Kitchener Candidate for Ward 9, shares, "I grew up in Kitchener, completing my primary and secondary school education here, and my first university degree at WLU. I proudly live in Ward 9 with my husband, Peter, where we raised our family together. Most of our lives have been spent in Kitchener working and studying." Continue reading

Beisan Zubi, Waterloo Regional Councilor Candidate

Beisan Zubi brings a wealth of experience to the position of Regional Councillor including working on Parliament Hill in research and media capacities, and at two of Waterloo Region’s most innovative workplaces, CIGI and Communitech. Continue reading

Sheryl Evans-Price, ADSB Trustee Candidate

Sheryl Evans-Price is a School Trustee Candidate for the Algoma District School Board. Sheryl shares, "Being a woman in politics over the last four years has been inspiring, challenging and life-changing. I am learning from great role-models within this system, and these opportunities have changed the direction of my life as a mature woman." Continue reading

Melissa Bowman, Kitchener City Councillor Candidate

Melissa Bowman is running for Ward 9 Kitchener Council. Offering a fresh perspective focused on an inclusive, engaged, and supported community. Melissa is an educator, city-builder, and volunteer. She is passionate about community and creating connections. Continue reading