Wednesday evening, the Ontario NDP Riding Association in Sault Ste. Marie will hold a nomination meeting to select its representative for the upcoming provincial byelection in the riding.
The byelection , that has still to be called by Premier Kathleen Wynne before June of this year is to replace Liberal MPP David Orazietti who resigned from the position last month.
“I am thrilled to announce that we are holding a nomination meeting Wednesday night where Sault Ste. Marie City Councillor Joe Krmpotich will be acclaimed to run under the NDP banner in the upcoming byelection,” said Karla Webber-Gallagher, the Ontario NDP’s Provincial Secretary. “We are hitting the ground running in this riding, we have a great candidate who will be acclaimed tomorrow and a wonderful team already hard at work.”
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.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will also be in attendance to give remarks.
Krmpotich will run against fellow city councillor, Ross Romano who is carrying the PC banner while the Liberals have yet to name a nomination, though it is speculated that city councillor Matt Shoemaker could accept the nomination.