Stan Cho

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Stan Cho

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Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
Assumed office
June 26, 2019
MinisterRod Phillips
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Willowdale
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byDavid Zimmer
Personal details
Born (1977-09-14) September 14, 1977 (age 43)[1]
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceNorth York (Toronto), Ontario
OccupationReal Estate Broker and auditor

Stan Cho (born on September 14, 1977[2]) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of Willowdale as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.


Cho was born in Rexdale, Ontario to an immigrant family from South Korea. They moved to Willowdale when Cho was eight years old. He holds a degree in philosophy from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He began his career as an auditor for Mercedes-Benz before entering his family's real estate business. Cho worked as an agent for fifteen years before taking over as broker and general manager of their Royal LePage franchise in 2012.


In 2018, Cho defeated Liberal incumbent David Zimmer, becoming MPP of the Willowdale riding.[3] Cho served as parliamentary assistant to the president of the Treasury Board, Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy.[4] In the same year, Cho reintroduced Garrett's Legacy Act to the provincial legislature.[5]

In 2019, Cho was appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Rod Phillips.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Ontario general election: Willowdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Cho 17,732 43.63 +10.16
Liberal David Zimmer 10,815 26.61 -25.97
New Democratic Saman Tabasinejad 10,481 25.79 +15.64
Green Randi Ramdeen 932 2.29 -1.51
Libertarian Catherine MacDonald-Robertson 453 1.11
Independent Birinder S. Ahluwalia 233 0.57
Total valid votes 40,646 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.10
Source: Elections Ontario[7]


  1. ^ a b . January 2, 2020 Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Stan Cho MPP". Stan Cho MPP. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  3. ^ "Willowdale's Stan Cho take PCs into Liberal territory | The Star". Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  4. ^ Jun 29, Marieke Walsh Published on; 2018 4:36pm (2018-06-29). "Former federal MPs appointed to cabinet and parliamentary assistant posts under Ford". iPolitics. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  5. ^ August 3, Ian MacAlpine More from Ian MacAlpine Published on; August 3, 2018 | Last Updated; Edt, 2018 2:23 Pm (2018-08-03). "Garrett's Legacy Act back at Queen's Park". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  6. ^ "Stan Cho Parliamentary Assistant to Minster of Finance". Stan Cho MPP. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  7. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2019.