Born and raised in Hamilton, Andrea was elected to Hamilton City Council in 1997, then as the MPP for Hamilton-Centre in 2004. She is widely recognized as an effective leader, delivering results for people like forcing HST to be removed from hydro bills, forcing an end to proposed cost increases on seniors prescription drugs, and the creation of a Financial Accountability Office for the province. In 2012, she received the EVE Award in recognition of her public service.
Andrea Horwath is the Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats. From her early career in community development to today, she’s always believed that government should be about giving people the opportunity to build a good life no matter where in Ontario they live, or when this province became home.
Andrea spends time travelling the province she loves, seeing and hearing first-hand the challenges Ontarians are facing – and proposing solutions.
Also a mom, Andrea believes all Ontarians deserve healthcare they can count on, high quality seniors care and public schools that give kids a great start. She’s fighting for good jobs and real opportunities, and a more affordable life for everyone.