This is a release from former city councillor Alex Cullen:
Former Ottawa City Councillor for Bay Ward and MPP for Ottawa West Alex Cullen will be seeking the federal New Democratic Party nomination for Ottawa West-Nepean for the forth-coming federal election. The OWN NDP Federal Nomination Meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday July 13 (location to be determined).
Ottawa West-Nepean was held by former Conservative Minister John Baird, who resigned earlier this year to return to private life. Said Alex Cullen: “People are looking at the NDP with new eyes, given Tom Mulcair’s strong leadership in Parliament, recent election results in Alberta, and a desire for change. I believe this creates an opportunity for an NDP breakthrough in Ottawa West-Nepean. My knowledge of the community and experience at various levels of government means if elected I can hit the ground running and be an effective voice for residents in Ottawa West-Nepean.”
Alex Cullen has been active in local Ottawa politics for over 30 years, from school board trustee (Ottawa Board of Education 1982-88), Ottawa City Council (Richmond Ward 1991-93), Regional Council of Ottawa-Carleton (Bay Ward 1993-97), MPP Ottawa West (1997-99), and, following amalgamation, Ottawa City Council (Bay Ward 2000-2010). From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Chair of the City’s Transit Committee and was instrumental in guiding the City’s Light Rail Transit project to success.
Alex is an economist who has worked in the federal government (1982-91). From 1999 to 2000 he served as Executive Director of the Council on Aging (a United Way Agency). Since 2010 he has acted as Parliamentary Assistant to MP Mike Sullivan (York South-Weston, NDP). In 2014 Alex was the provincial NDP candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean. Currently Alex is President of the Belltown Neighbours Association and Chair of the Board of the River Parkway Child Care Centre.
For more information please contact Alex Cullen at (613) 729-8425 (home), or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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