|Member of Provincial Parliament|
|Preceded by||Christel Haeck|
|Succeeded by||Jim Bradley|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario|
|Relations||Jake Froese, father|
Froese was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where his father Jake Froese would later serve as the town's mayor and as a federal Member of Parliament. He worked at Niagara Credit Union from 1971 to 1995, and served in several other local organizations. In 1991, he was named as Niagara-on-the-Lake citizen of the year.
Froese was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1995 provincial election, defeating Liberal Gail Richardson by about 4,500 votes in the riding of St. Catharines—Brock (incumbent New Democrat Christel Haeck finished third). He served as a backbench supporter of Mike Harris's government for the next four years.
In 1996, the Harris government reduced the number of provincial ridings from 130 to 103. This change meant that a number of sitting MPPs had to compete against one another for re-election in the 1999 campaign. Froese ran against veteran Liberal MPP Jim Bradley in the new riding of St. Catharines, and lost by over 7,000 votes.
- Liberals target 35 sympathizers. Hamilton Spectator, November 19, 1997.
- "Family patriarch, respected politician dead at 87". Niagara Advance, January 21, 2013.
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