Matlow has no plans for Queen's Park

Trustee says his experience best suited on non-partisan school board

School trustee Josh Matlow announced today he will not be seeking the Liberal candidacy in the upcoming St. Paul’s provincial byelection.

Matlow has been touted as a possible candidate ever since the riding’s MPP Michael Bryant announced his resignation in May.

Matlow said in a statement he will continue to serve his constituents on the municipal level, where he feels he’s in a position to meet the needs of the community without involving partisan politics.

He did, however, note he is a member of Ontario’s Liberal Party.

“I enjoy working with people who may be members of other political parties or who have no political affiliation at all and I care very much to be candid with my community,” he said in the statement. “My experience has shown that one can do this most unreservedly at the school board and municipal levels of government.”

Matlow has been representing St. Paul’s at the school board since 2003.

Bryant stepped down as MPP to become president and CEO of Invest Toronto.

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By: Karolyn Coorsh
Posted: Jul 22 2009 3:49 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto