Meet our 2018 #KitCon Candidate Nominees!

As the 2018 Ontario Election draws near, the Kitchener—Conestoga Constituency Association is preparing to select our candidate.

Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald, candidate nominee

Patrick has been a resident of the Region of Waterloo (Breslau) for 28 years. He has been an active member of the Breslau Recreation Association (serving several of those years as president), has been a very active Kids Chess events organizer, has been for many years a Foster parent and also served for several years on the Safety Kleen Public Liaison Committee. He has been working for many years in the IT industry and currently manages an Implementation and Support Services group.

Patrick started out in the Photographic Arts industry, moving into digital imaging in the early years of this technology and now works with many aspects of commercial Information Technology.

This is Patrick’s first venture into politics.

Bob Jonkman

Bob Jonkman, candidate nominee

Bob first got involved in politics during the 2007 Ontario referendum on Electoral Reform. He has served on the Executive Board of Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter since 2009, and was a founding member of the Pirate Party of Canada, and its Executive Director in 2009-2010.

Professionally, Bob is a computer consultant, providing technical support and training to large and small corporations. Several clients are social justice organizations, in which Bob also takes an active role. He’s an advocate in the Free Software community, encouraging the use of software that respects computer users’ freedom. Bob has spoken at conferences on copyright reform, Free Software, and freely available Open Data from government and business.

Bob has lived in Elmira with his wife Laurel and son Willem for 18 years.

The Kitchener—Contestoga Green Party of Ontario Candidate nomination meeting will take place at 7pm on April 5th, 2018.  GPO members eligible to vote will receive details by email.  If you’re a lapsed member, you still have time to renew your membership so you can vote for your preferred candidate nominee.  If you haven’t received an email, contact for information.

Candidate Nominees Patrick McDonald and Bob Jonkman flank awesome #Kitcon entertainer Sandy MacDonald who performed at Kennedys during our AGM.
2011 KitCon candidate David Weber (pictured here with Sandy MacDonald) will be supervising the candidate election process.



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