Flor Marcelino

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Flor Marcelino
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Leader of the Opposition in Manitoba
In office
May 7, 2016 – September 16, 2017
Preceded byBrian Pallister
Succeeded byWab Kinew
Leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party
Interim
In office
May 7, 2016 – September 16, 2017
Preceded byGreg Selinger
Succeeded byWab Kinew
Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy
In office
October 18, 2013 – May 3, 2016
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byChristine Melnick
Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
In office
November 3, 2009 – October 18, 2013
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byEric Robinson
Succeeded byRon Lemieux
Minister responsible for Multiculturalism
In office
November 3, 2009 – January 13, 2012
PremierGreg Selinger
Preceded byNancy Allan
Succeeded byChristine Melnick
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Wellington
In office
May 22, 2007 – 2011
Preceded byConrad Santos
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Logan
In office
October 4, 2011 – August 12, 2019
Preceded byfirst member
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Personal details
Born1951/1952[1]
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ChildrenMalaya Marcelino (daughter)

Flor Marcelino, (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]

She retired from the legislature at the 2019 Manitoba general election. Her daughter, Malaya Marcelino, was elected as a first-time MLA in that same election.[3]

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]

2007 Manitoba general election: 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 $13,804.83
     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
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]

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2011 Manitoba general election: Logan
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Flor Marcelino 2,985 58.09 n/a $20,223.11
Liberal Joe Chan 868 16.89 n/a $27,524.91
     Progressive Conservative Tyrone Krawetz 840 16.35 n/a $11,831.73
Green Kristen Andrews 335 6.59 n/a $34.62
Communist David Tymoshchuk 53 1.03 n/a $312.11
Total valid votes 5,081
Rejected and declined votes 58
Turnout 5,139 48.04
Electors on the lists 10,698
2016 Manitoba general election: 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[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manitoba NDP make Marcelino interim leader". The Globe and Mail, May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Flor Marcelino named interim leader of Manitoba NDP". CBC News, May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Bryce Hoye, "Meet the rookies: Manitobans elect 13 first-time MLAs". CBC News Manitoba, September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Election Returns: 39th General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2010-11-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - 2007 results
  6. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. ^ "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016.

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