Flor Marcelino

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Flor Marcelino
MLA
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Leader of the Opposition in Manitoba
Assumed office
May 7, 2016
Preceded by Brian Pallister
Leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party
Interim
Assumed office
May 7, 2016
Preceded by Greg Selinger
Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy
In office
October 18, 2013 – May 3, 2016
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Christine Melnick
Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
In office
November 3, 2009 – October 18, 2013
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Eric Robinson
Succeeded by Ron Lemieux
Minister responsible for Multiculturalism
In office
November 3, 2009 – January 13, 2012
Premier Greg Selinger
Preceded by Nancy Allan
Succeeded by Christine Melnick
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Logan
Wellington (2007-2011)
Assumed office
May 22, 2007
Preceded by Conrad Santos
Personal details
Born 1951/1952[1]
Manila, Philippines
Political party New Democratic Party

Flor Marcelino, MLA (born 1951/1952 in Manila, Philippines) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2007 provincial election, for the electoral division of Wellington. In the 2011 provincial election, she was re-elected to a second term in office in the new electoral district of Logan. Marcelino is a member of the New Democratic Party. On May 7, 2016, she was named interim leader of the party and leader of the opposition in the Manitoba legislature following the defeat of the NDP government in the provincial election and the resignation of party leader Greg Selinger.[2]

Background[edit]

Marcelino was the first woman of colour to be elected as a MLA in the province.

Prior to her election to the legislature, Marcelino was editor and publisher of The Philippine Times, a community newspaper for the Filipino Canadian community in Winnipeg. Her brother-in-law Ted Marcelino was also elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2011.

Electoral history[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2007: Wellington
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Flor Marcelino 2,332 53.35 −20.61 $19,307.59
Liberal Rhonda Gordon Powers 718 16.72 −1.54 unavailable
     Progressive Conservative José Tomas 570 12.97 +3.18 $13,232.45
     Independent Joe Chan 501 11.53 +11.53 $21,745,15
     Independent Conrad Santos 183 4.19 +4.19 $988.12
Total valid votes 4,322 98.88
Rejected and declined ballots 49
Turnout 4,371 46.11 +1.64
Electors on the lists 9,480

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Manitoba general election, 2011: Logan
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Flor Marcelino 2,985 58.09 $20,223.11
Liberal Joe Chan 868 16.89 $27,524.91
     Progressive Conservative Tyrone Krawetz 840 16.35 $11,831.73
Green Kristen Andrews 335 6.59 $34.62
Communist David Tymoshchuk 53 1.03 $312.11
Total valid votes 5,081
Rejected and declined votes 58
Turnout 5,139 48.04
Electors on the lists 10,698
Manitoba general election, 2016: Logan
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Flor Marcelino 2,020 39.46 -18.63
Liberal Peter Koroma 1,457 28.46 +11.57
Progressive Conservative Allie Szarkiewicz 997 19.47 +3.12
Green Jitendradas Loves-Life 397 7.75 +1.16
Manitoba Joe Chan 185 3.61 +3.61
Communist Cheryl-Anne Carr 63 1.23 +0.20
Total valid votes 5,119 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba[4][5]

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