David Chudnovsky (politician)
|MLA for Vancouver-Kensington|
|Preceded by||Patrick Wong|
|Succeeded by||Mable Elmore|
|Born||c. 1949 (age 67–68)|
|Political party||British Columbia New Democratic Party|
David Chudnovsky (born c. 1949) is a Canadian politician. As a member of the New Democratic Party, he was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kensington on May 17, 2005. He served as Opposition Critic for Transportation. As of 2007, he was Opposition Critic for Homelessness and Mental Health.
In 2009, Chudnovsky decided not to seek re-election to the Provincial Legislature. In his powerful final speech before the legislative assembly, Chudnovsky decried the petty partisanship and dysfunctionality of parliament, called for limits to party discipline, more bipartisan cooperation at committee level, and a form of mixed member proportional representation.
Chudnovsky has lived in Vancouver-Kensington for more than 34 years with his wife, Ruth Herman, and two children, Benjamin and Anna. David has been an active volunteer in his community, coaching hockey teams at Trout Lake and softball teams at Little Mountain.
He holds an Honours B.A. in History and Political Science from York University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. He served on the boards of Surrey-Delta Immigrant Services Society and the Charter for Public Education Network.
He has been a teacher for 28 years, including nursery school, elementary school, high school and university. He was the president of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation from 1999 to 2002, to represent the 45,000 public school teachers in B.C. in British Columbia, Canada.
- Holman, Sean. "NDP MLA David Chudnovsky's final speech". Vimeo. Vimeo. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
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