With an election scheduled for this fall, we're proud to have three strong nominees competing to be our candidate. We'll be voting to select our candidate on June 27th - but in the meantime, get to know our three nominees below!
Branko Gasperlin earned undergraduate degrees in political science, and economics at York University, and graduate degree in War Studies at Royal Military College. He has business experience as a manager and as a training consultant. He developed leadership skills as a Canadian Armed Forces reserve officer. As an officer he deployed in operational tours to Bosnia, and Afghanistan.
His education, and work experiences has allowed him to manoeuvre complex environments with success. Branko’s core values centre on integrity, honesty, personal courage, and loyalty. Family is the bedrock of his success. He enjoys spending time with his wife (Anica), their daughter, and extended family and friends.
Melissa Graham is a advocate for social justice, public speaker, writer, researcher, and community organizer. She is also a recipient of an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 2018.
Melissa is also the founder and one of the key organizers for the Toronto Disability Pride March, which began in October 2011. She is an activist involved in issues throughout Ontario and has written for publications such as Abilities magazine and The Monitor. She holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in social justice.
My name is Lubomyra (Luba) Senkiw. I am a multigenerational former resident of Alderwood. My grandparents lived in Mimico briefly before settling the family in Alderwood. My brother and I attended the local Catholic schools. We graduated from Father John Redmond C.S.S. I completed Practical Nursing at Humber College and Hons. Bachelor of Social Work at Ryerson University. I am a social justice advocate with a preference of mental health advocacy. I want to bring mental health services back to our riding!