The Parry Sound - Muskoka Green Party of Ontario is gearing up for the next provincial election.
IN THE RUNNING: Matt Richter, centre, with constituency association president Stan Hunter (left) and Derek Berkhout, constituency association CFO (far right).
Richter will be running as the local Green Party candidate in the next provincial elections.
At its Jan. 24 annual general meeting the party nominated Matt Richter to represent the party should an election be called.
Richter represented the party locally during the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections.
"He ran strong campaigns, travelling throughout the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka to talk to constituents about how the Green Party of Ontario can help to make Ontario - and Parry-Sound Muskoka - a healthier, more economically stable and more environmentally sustainable place to live and grow," according to a press release issued by the party.
“I'm tremendously excited to have the respect and support of our public to campaign on Green Party solutions that will advocate for a sustainable job growth in the trade sector, a safe and affordable energy plan that reflects the reality of the 21st century, and a healthy future for our kids,” states Richter in the release.
According to the release, Richter served as the Green Party education critic and appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to share the party’s education platform. Richter and his wife Kailey are both local teachers and live in Port Sydney with their three children.