This evening in front of a room full of enthusiastic New Democrats, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath welcomed Sault Ste. Marie City Councillor Joe Krmpotich as the party’s nominee for the upcoming provincial byelection in the riding.
“I am thrilled to have Joe carrying the NDP banner as we head into what will most certainly be a very competitive byelection,” said Horwath at the meeting. “Joe’s dedication to his community, his eagerness to serve, and his willingness to listen to all points of view and engage with anyone working to make life better for the people of Sault Ste. Marie are just a few of the qualities that will make him an excellent representative for this community.”
Joe is committed to making government about people again – so it actually works for the residents of Sault Ste. Marie. He’s a champion of education, health care and seniors care – because he believes in opportunities and security for everyone.
“Too many Ontarians are struggling to make ends meet and it’s no different here in the Sault. Hydro costs just keep going up, wages are flat, and more and more people are finding themselves trapped in part time jobs that don’t pay enough and don’t have benefits,” said Krmpotich after securing the NDP nomination. “Kathleen Wynne isn’t the Premier she promised to be, and Patrick Brown will only make things worse. I know we can do better. We have to do better if we are going to provide the next generation the opportunity to live, work, and raise a family here in Sault Ste. Marie.”
Joe Krmpotich was born, raised, and educated in Sault Ste. Marie. As a parent, City Councillor and former United Way Chair, Joe cares passionately about the Sault, and is committed to building a better future for his community.