Stan Cho

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Stan Cho
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Associate Minister of Transportation (Transit-Oriented Communities)
Assumed office
June 18, 2021
PremierDoug Ford
Preceded byKinga Surma
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance
In office
June 26, 2019 – December 31, 2020
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 45)[1]
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Residence(s)North York, Toronto, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
OccupationReal Estate Broker and Auditor

Stan Cho (born September 14, 1977)[2] (Korean: 조성훈) 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. He currently serves as the Associate Minister of Transportation[3] focusing on delivering transit-oriented communities.[4]


Cho was born in Etobicoke, Ontario to an immigrant family from South Korea. They moved to the Willowdale neighbourhood of North York when Cho was eight years old.[5] 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.[6] Cho served as parliamentary assistant to the president of the Treasury Board, Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy.[7] In the same year, Cho reintroduced Garrett's Legacy Act to the provincial legislature.[8]

In 2019, Cho was appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Rod Phillips.[9]

Before becoming appointed as the Associate Minister of Transportation in June 2021, his Bill 262 (Convenience Store Week Act) received Royal Assent which proclaims the week before Labour Day as Convenience Store Week in Ontario.[10]

Election results[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[11]


  1. ^ a b "Stan Cho, MPP". January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "Your Voice at Queen's Park". Stan Cho MPP. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Stan Cho". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "Transit-Oriented Communities". Government of Ontario, Ministry of Infrastructure. Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  5. ^ "Hansard Transcript". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. September 17, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Willowdale's Stan Cho take PCs into Liberal territory". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Walsh, Marieke (June 29, 2018). "Former federal MPs appointed to cabinet and parliamentary assistant posts under Ford". iPolitics. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  8. ^ MacAlpine, Ian (August 3, 2018). "Garrett's Legacy Act back at Queen's Park". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Stan Cho Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Finance". Stan Cho MPP. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ontario Convenience Store Week Act, 2021". Ontario Convenience Stores Association. June 16, 2021. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  11. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved January 20, 2019.