KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Eric Davis, a local lawyer
and dedicated community volunteer, has been nominated as the Liberal
candidate in the provincial riding of Kitchener-Waterloo at a packed
nomination meeting tonight.
"Kitchener-Waterloo families need a strong, proven voice inside
government to fight for them. That's what I've done with local
organizations and hope to continue at Queen's Park," said Davis.
"Working together we can we fight for and win the vibrant, prosperous
future we all want."
Eric Davis is a long-time Kitchener-Waterloo resident currently
practicing municipal and planning law. A former Liberal candidate,
Davis has been a tireless community volunteer, working with both the
Canadian Mental Health Association and currently with the United Way of
Kitchener-Waterloo. Davis is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier, and he and
his wife, Cynthia, have a young daughter, Isabella.
The nomination included three well-respected and accomplished
individuals including local city councillor Karen Scian and experienced
police officer Raj Sharma.
"I want to thank the other candidates for putting their names forward
and for their dedication to public service," said Davis. "I look
forward to working together and fighting to make sure we build the
strong community local residents and families deserve. Only Ontario
Liberals have the plan to create jobs, keep local health care strong
and give our kids the best start in life."
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Eric has grown up in Kitchener-Waterloo. He obtained his Honours
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Wilfrid
Laurier University in 2001 and went on to earn his law degree from the
University of Ottawa in 2005, being called to the Bar in 2006.
Eric practices Municipal & Planning Law as well as Education Law at
Miller-Thompson, a national law firm in Waterloo. Prior to joining his
current firm, Eric began his career with a local Waterloo-based firm
where he acted for several different municipalities and various other
public bodies in Southwestern Ontario.
Eric is a former executive member of the Ontario Bar Association's
Municipal Law Section and has previously taught courses at Conestoga
College relating to Ontario Municipal Board Advocacy and Local
Before attending law school, Eric worked for an insurance company in
Waterloo and, while at law school, Eric had the opportunity to work for
a former local Member of Parliament in Ottawa and at the Ministry of
the Attorney General in Toronto.
Eric is an active member of the local community and is currently the
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the United Way of
Kitchener-Waterloo and Area. He is also a member of the Federal &
Provincial Affairs Committee for the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber
Eric has previously been the President and Chair of the Board of
Directors of the Grand River Branch of the Canadian Mental Health
Association, a member of the Prosecutors' Association of Ontario, a
member of The Record's Community Editorial Board, a Senator at Wilfrid
Laurier University, an Ambassador for Sustainable Waterloo Region and a
volunteer with the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Eric was the Liberal Candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo in the 2011
Earlier this year, Eric was honoured by The Record as one of the
Region's Top 40 Under 40. The award highlights residents under the age
of 40 who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated commitment to
Eric is married to his lovely wife Cynthia and he has a young daughter,
SOURCE: Ontario Liberal Party
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