I am a husband, a new dad, and a proud Cambridge resident. This community is where Katie and I want to raise our young family: it’s our home, the place we’ve set down our roots, and we’re working to make it the best place that it can be.
Why do I want to be your Member of Parliament? When my son was born at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, I took a look at the world with a new perspective, asking myself what it’s going to be like 35 years from now, when he’s my age. From environmental destruction to economic instability, his potential future scares me – but it’s one we can all work together to prevent. It’s my hope that we can work toward better future for my son, and for all Canadians.
I’ve held a few different jobs: landscaper, retail manager, HR recruiter, and editor. When I was 25, I went back to school as a mature student, completing an undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Political Science, before I went on to receive my Master’s in International Relations from the University of Oxford, UK, and my Ph.D from the London School of Economics (LSE,) UK.
Since 2017, I have researched and taught about international relations, security, global environmental crises, and the politics of climate change at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario.
I believe we can all work together to build a better world for our families and ourselves.
Let’s be good to one another.
I believe Cambridge needs change. That’s why I’m running with the NDP.
The NDP cares about people first, not corporations. We know that when it comes to investing our tax dollars in children, education, healthcare, and social services, we all receive huge returns back on these investments. We build happier, healthier, smarter, and more inclusive and stronger communities.
At the same time, I respect those who hold different political viewpoints. They are my neighbours and my friends. I welcome their ideas and support. I believe in listening, open dialogue, and working together to find meaningful solutions to the tough problems affecting all of us.
I don’t think any party has exclusive claim to the truth. There is too much partisan rhetoric in our politics today, and it is divisive. What I want is for Cambridge to pick the best candidate possible – someone willing to listen to their community, and bring local concerns to Ottawa.
Not the other way around.