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Michael Parsa was elected to the Ontario Legislature on June 7, 2018, in his home riding of Aurora – Oak Ridges – Richmond Hill. A strong proponent of family values Michael Parsa and his wife, Valerie, have been married for 18 years and have been living in the community since 2002. Michael has a B.A. in Organizational Management and outside of his public service he previously ran the family business which has been operating in the GTA since 1990.
Deeply committed to the community, Michael has a long-standing reputation of actively engaging with various communities and organizations within the region, and beyond. He has previously worked and volunteered with the town in a variety of ways including, helping support initiatives for at-risk youth, personal mentorship and empowerment. He has also previously sat on the board of the Optimist Club and served as President 2005 to 2009.
Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill
The riding of Aurora - Oak Ridges – Richmond Hill is in the heart of York region, composed of the Town of Aurora and the Town of Richmond Hill. The riding is also home to the great Oak Ridges Moraine, as well as countless landmarks such as the David Dunlap Observatory and Lake Wilcox. More than half the residents of the riding are first generation immigrants. The riding stretches from Elgin Mills in Richmond Hill to Wellington Street in Aurora and is bounded on the west by Bathurst Street, and by Highway 404 on the east.