Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Ward 1Number of Available Seats: 1
Ward 2Number of Available Seats: 1
Ward 3Number of Available Seats: 1
Larry PATTISONAbout Me:
Born and raised in Hamilton, Larry has demonstrated his commitment to the Hamilton community for decades. From a family of four generations of Stelco workers with deep roots in the lower city, Larry has …worked hard to build community through everything he does. He is a former HWDSB Trustee, MP candidate in #Exln44, and Big Brother, a girls hockey and softball coach, husband, father, and advocate for special education services, Indigenous causes, and small business owners. Larry has dedicated his life to listening to his community and doing everything he can to make their voices heard. More
Ward 4Number of Available Seats: 1
Shane CUNNINGHAM BOLESAbout Me:
My name is Shane (she/her) and I’m running in this year’s elections as your Ward 4 Public School Board Trustee. As a proud resident of Ward 4, and mother of three (two of whom are school-aged in French …Immersion & FDK), I’m committed to ensuring that your voices are heard so that our schools meet the diverse needs of our communities.
My professional experience in curriculum development and student support, coupled with my work in autism services provincially has equipped me with the skills to find solutions to complex and systems-level issues through a person-centred lens.
I believe our schools are places where academic excellence can be achieved while are also places where everyone has the right to feel safe, build confidence and grow as citizens of the world.
I’d sincerely appreciate your vote on October 24. More
Davin THORNBORROWAbout Me:
Housing advocate, Employee, Volunteer and supporter who sees social issues in low income housing that could be helped in our school system. Elections should be about the people having a vote. Vote for …me or not, but now in our Ward 4 of Hamilton ontario, we are having an election and not an acclaimation of the same person who has held this role of English Speaking Public School Board Trustee for going on 50 years. More
Wards 5 & 10Number of Available Seats: 1
Wards 6 & 9Number of Available Seats: 1
Jay EDINGTONAbout Me:
I am a proud mother of six children, four of whom are currently students in our Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board schools. I have been a long-term care nurse for over 20 years. My primary assignment …for most of that time has been in wards with Alzheimer and dementia patients.
I believe all students should have equitable access to everything our education system has to offer. While the HWDSB has been making strides towards some very notable achievements in equity, I believe there is always room for improvement and diverse voices at the table.
Jay is currently on the boards of the United Way of Halton/Hamilton and the Solidarity Place Worker Education Centre.
She is on the organizing committee for the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton (SACHA's) annual Take Back the Night event. She was a co-founder of the Women's March Hamilton events.
Jay has co-chaired the Crown Point Neighbourhood Association in Hamilton and worked on several community outreach projects throughout Hamilton. She completed the Neighbourhood Leadership Institute, run through the Hamilton Community Foundation, and is currently in the middle of the Leadership and Community Engagement Certificate Program at McMaster University. She spent time as a federal lobbyist for the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada for Southern Ontario.
Jay is the 1st Vice President of the Hamilton and District Labour Council, where she chairs the Women's Equity Workgroup and the Human Rights Workgroup. She also has sat on the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Provincial Executive. More
Ward 7Number of Available Seats: 1
Wards 8 & 14Number of Available Seats: 1
Wards 11 & 12Number of Available Seats: 1