Jeff Yurek

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Jeff Yurek
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Elgin—Middlesex—London
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Steve Peters
Personal details
Born 1969 (age 47–48)
St. Thomas, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Jenn Yurek
Children 1
Residence St. Thomas, Ontario
Occupation Pharmacist

Jeff Yurek (born c. 1971) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Elgin—Middlesex—London. He has been an MPP since 2011.

Background[edit]

Yurek was born and raised in St. Thomas, Ontario. He worked as a pharmacist in a family business with his brother. He lives with his wife Jenn and their daughter.[1]

Politics[edit]

Yurek ran in the 2011 provincial election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Elgin—Middlesex—London. He defeated Liberal candidate Laurie Baldwin-Sands by 8,696 votes.[2] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating NDP candidate Kathy Cornish by 8,820 votes.[3]

He is the party's critic for health.

He put forward a private member's bill, that was passed unanimously, allowing students to carry lifesaving medicines on their person. The bill was named 'Ryan's Law', after a student died from having his puffer locked in the principal's office [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political junkie gets his shot". London Free Press. October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "General Election by District: Elgin-Middlesex-London". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ontario law passes to let asthmatic kids carry inhalers in school". CBC. Apr 30, 2015. 

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