Shelley Carroll

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Shelley Carroll
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Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 33) Don Valley East
Assumed office
December 1, 2003
Preceded by Paul Sutherland
Deputy Speaker of Toronto City Council
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by John Parker
Toronto Public School Trustee for (Ward 17) Don Valley East
In office
December 1, 2000 – December 1, 2003
Preceded by Doug Stephens
Succeeded by Michael Coteau
Personal details
Born March 5
Spouse(s) Sandy
Children 2
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Banker

Shelley Carroll is a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She represents Ward 33 Don Valley East, one of the two Don Valley East municipal wards. She was formerly the Chair of the City's Budget Committee.


After 7 years in banking, she chose to operate her own day care centre, while caring for her own special needs child. She first rose to prominence as head of the North York Parent Assembly and then the Toronto Educational Assembly. Both groups pushed for more funding for education and vigorously opposed the education reforms brought in by then Premier, Mike Harris.


In the 2000 municipal election, she was elected as a school trustee in Don Valley East, ousting the incumbent. The school board endured fierce battles over provincial cuts to education, and Carroll became the leader of the faction of the Board refusing to implement the Harris agenda. She was elected Co-Chair of the Board by her peers in her last year in office. For her activism on behalf of children, she was awarded a Golden Jubilee Medal. On her web page she characterizes herself as "as one of Council's brightest newcomers".[1]

In the 2003 municipal election, she decided to run for city council when incumbent Paul Sutherland left to run in the provincial election. Her main opponent was former west-end councillor Rob Davis.

During her first term on council she sat on the Budget Committee and quickly established herself as one of the brightest newcomers. Carroll was elected by her peers to the position of Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by mid-term.

After the 2006 municipal election she was appointed to sit on Mayor David Miller's Executive Committee and was elected Chair of the Budget Committee. Under the governance procedures of the time, only this chair was elected by a majority vote on council, all other standing committee chairs were appointed by the Mayor.

She was re-elected in 2010 and in 2014.

Election results[edit]

2010 Toronto election, Ward 33
Candidate Votes  %
Shelley Carroll 7,946 57.659%
Fil Giannakopoulos 2,787 20.223%
Mike Ihnat 1,886 13.686%
David Raines 1,162 8.432%
Total 13,781 100%

Unofficial results as of October 26, 2010 03:55 AM[2]


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