Georgina Thompson was chosen as the Prince Edward Hastings Liberal candidate for the next provincial election.
Thompson won the seat formerly held by Leona Dombrowsky, over Jonathan Sprung. Sixty-nine votes were cast by association members on Saturday at Capers Restaurant in Belleville.
Thompson recently graduated with a Master of Healthcare Administration and presently works at Hasting Manor as a front line nurse hoping to continue on with her studies in nursing at the Nurse Practitioner level. She is a member of Certify Health Care Executive sitting on the Executive team for Eastern Ontario. She was previously chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network.
Thompson is a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville having been the first women inducted into Rotary for the Quinte region. She is a Paul Harris Fellow (2011); a Harry Jerome Award winner (2003); winner of the first Belleville Business Women Award (2002) and the Premier’s Award for outstanding achievements in the field of Health Science College level (1998)
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The local Liberal party will choose its next provincial candidate on July 20 in Belleville.
Prince Edward Hastings Provincial Liberal Association president Denyse Mouck says “the association is pleased to have two excellent candidates contesting the nomination.”
Sprung is a crane operator and lobbist within the Canadian Labour Congress. He is a former administrator with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Office.
He is also a writer, playwright, actor and stage manager.
Thompson is an RN at Hastings Manor. She is the past chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network, a former Belleville city councillor and a founder of the Regional Hospice of Quinte. She has also served on the Loyalist College Board of Governors and was president of All Care Health Services.
Details of the nomination meeting, including start times and voting procedures, will be sent out by the Ontario Liberal Party to all PEHPLA members eligible to vote.
Those interested in voting can sign up online at www.ontarioliberal.ca or call the association at 1-888-667-6218 for details.
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