Mike Stipic gets green light to run in Windsor-Tecumseh
Longtime Windsor native Mike Stipic has been given the “green light” to seek the nomination for Michael Ignatieff’s federal Liberals in the riding of Windsor Tecumseh.
A proud member of the Liberal Party since his youth, Stipic, 51, brings vast experience and enormous credibility to the local nomination process. Stipic, as a partner in the firm of Stipic, Arpino, Weisman, where his practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, is well respected in local legal circles. He is also a past president of the Essex County Law Association and the Windsor Essex Estate Planning Council. Stipic also serves as president of the Windsor Tecumseh Provincial Liberal Association.
Word of the green light status from the federal Liberal Party’s Ontario campaign committee was received last evening during a joint federal/provincial celebration for about 200 longstanding loyal Liberal members from the Windsor-Tecumseh riding hosted by the Honourable Dwight Duncan, MPP.
“I look forward to contesting the nomination and then debating Joe
Comartin on his lack of ability to make any real impact in Ottawa
on issues that matter most to working families in our community,” Stipic said. “The NDP are not going to form the next federal government. The only way to stop Steven Harper’s neo-conservative agenda is by electing the Liberal alternative across the country and here in Windsor Tecumseh.”
Barry Fowler, president of the Windsor Tecumseh Federal Liberal Association, confirmed that there is one other potential nominee who has expressed interest in the nomination to the Ontario campaign committee. This potential candidate is currently awaiting confirmation of green light status pending a standard approval process.
“This is grass roots democracy at its best,” said Fowler. “We have two individuals of very high calibre who strongly believe that Windsor-Tecumseh is worth fighting for in Ottawa. I am delighted that each of them has signed the other’s nomination forms and have pledged a show of unity to help whomever is ultimately successful take the fight to Joe Comartin and his continuing inability to deliver as a member of the fourth party in Ottawa.”
The nomination meeting to elect a liberal candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh has been set for 7 p.m. on March 10th at the Knights of Columbus hall on Lesperance Rd.
Meanwhile, former local radio personality Melanie Deveau will be acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Windsor West on March 4th at the Fogolar Furlan also starting at 7 p.m.