|Bill Mauro MPP|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Thunder Bay—Atikokan
October 2, 2003 – Present
|Preceded by||Lyn McLeod|
Mauro was educated at Lakehead University teacher's college in Thunder Bay, and worked as a property manager for fourteen years before entering provincial politics. He has served on the Thunder Bay municipal council, and was a member of the Thunder Bay Hydro board and the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.
In the provincial election of 2003, Mauro was elected as a Liberal in Thunder Bay—Atikokan (replacing former party leader Lyn McLeod, who did not seek re-election). He defeated his nearest opponent, New Democrat John Rafferty, by over 11,000 votes.
On October 23, 2003, Mauro was appointed parliamentary assistant to Rick Bartolucci, Ontario's Minister of Northern Development and Mines. In 2004, he announced that the provincial government would be spending almost $1 million to improve Thunder Bay's transportation service. He is also known to favour a return of the spring bear hunt.
In the provincial election of 2007, Mauro was re-elected by a dramatically reduced margin of just 50 votes over Rafferty.
Bill Mauro is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services as well as being Chair of the Liberal Northern Caucus and is a member of the Standing Committee on General Government, and the Justice, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs Cabinet Committee.Mauro previously served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and was a member of the Standing Committees on Social Policy, Public Accounts, and for the Legislative Assembly. In addition, he was a member of the Small Business Agency of Ontario; Health and Social Services Cabinet Committee; and the Energy Conservation Action Team.