Tony Caterina

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Tony Caterina
Tony Caterina.jpg
City of Edmonton Councillor
In office
2010 – Present
Preceded by New Ward
Constituency Ward 7
In office
2007–2010
Preceded by Janice Melnychuk
Succeeded by Dave Loken
Constituency Ward 3
Personal details
Born (1956-03-28) March 28, 1956 (age 61)
Montagano, Italy
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Orietta
Children Rocco, Filippo and Sergio
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation Civic Leader and Entrepreneur

Tony Caterina (born March 28, 1956 in Montagano, Italy) is a business man and municipal politician in Alberta, Canada. He has served as a member of the Edmonton City Council since 2007. Provincially, Tony Caterina ran for election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and lost in the May 5, 2015 election to NDP incumbent Deron Bilous.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tony Caterina was born in Italy. His family moved to Canada in 1962 and settled in Edmonton, Alberta.[2] He began an education degree at the University of Alberta, but ultimately majored in history.[2]

Caterina became a business man by founding three clothing stores in 1974 and later founded a local industrial pipe insulation company.[3] He became involved in civic politics as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Avenue Business Association.[3]

Political career[edit]

Tony Caterina was seeking election to be the MLA in the Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview riding and lost in the May 5, 2015 election.

Caterina ran for a seat on Edmonton's municipal council as a candidate in the 2004 Edmonton municipal election in Ward 3.

Caterina ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the electoral district of Edmonton-Centre in the 2004 Alberta general election.

After another failed bid for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Caterina was disqualified from running in future Alberta elections due to an $11,000 campaign deficit that he was unable to payback.[4]

First term[edit]

Caterina ran for Edmonton municipal council a second time in the 2007 Edmonton municipal election. He took the seat in an eight way race for Ward 6.

Caterina attempted to keep Edmonton Centre Airport CYXD from being closed.[2] He has been a fiscal conservative on council encouraging the city to exercise budgetary restraint.[2] He serves as a representative for the City of Edmonton as a member of the Board of Directors for Northlands since being elected in 2007.[5]

Second term[edit]

Following the change in electoral boundaries, Caterina ran for a second term in office in Ward 7 in the 2010 Edmonton municipal election.[6] Although Tony's campaign signs were targeted and marked by graffiti artists in 2010, [7] he won his campaign for Ward 7.

Third term[edit]

Caterina was reelected in Ward 7 October 2013. Caterina has advocated for many community building projects such as: Borden Park, the Highlands Library, and the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sweep+Edmonton+ridings/11031763/story.html
  2. ^ a b c d "Tony Caterina exudes certain savoir faire". Canada.com. January 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Biographies of Council Members". City of Edmonton. p. 53. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Ryan Tumilty. "Well-known names disqualified for future Alberta elections". Metro News. 
  5. ^ "Northlands Board of Directors". Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Michelle Thompson (August 25, 2010). "Ward 7 — Tony Caterina". Edmonton Sun. 
  7. ^ Jeff Cummings (August 31, 2010). "Edmonton city councillor a target of graffiti". Edmonton Sun. 

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