Michael Prue, 60, is the MPP for Beaches—East York. He has been an MPP since 2001 when he defeated Liberal Bob Hunter in a hotly contested by-election. Prue was first elected to public office as a city councillor in 1988, and then became Mayor in 1993 of the former Borough of East York. In 1997, East York was amalgamated into the City of Toronto and Prue was elected to Toronto City Council, where he served until his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Prue was re-elected as MPP of Beaches-East York in 2003, and again in 2007. Prior to entering politics, Prue worked as counsel for the Minister of Employment and Immigration.
- High profile supporters: Howard Pawley, former NDP premier of Manitoba; Paul Miller, MPP for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek; Marilyn Churley, former NDP MPP and Ontario Cabinet Minister; David Warner, former NDP MPP and Speaker of the Ontario legislature; Gary Malkowski, former NDP MPP, York East; Maria Augimeri, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 9; Howard Moscoe, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 15 & former TTC Chair; Joe Mihevc, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 21; Janet Davis, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 31; Sandra Bussin, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 32 & Speaker of the Toronto City Council; Shelley Carroll, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 33 and Toronto Budget Chief; Alex Cullen, Ottawa City Councillor for Ward 7; Darlene Jalbert, former NDP candidate; Richard Johnston, former NDP MPP Scarborough West; Jenny Carter, former MPP, Peterborough; Alan Redway, former East York Mayor and MP and Mulroney-era cabinet minister; Floyd Laughren, former Ontario NDP Finance Minister; Chris Watson, former NDP federal secretary; NDP Socialist Caucus
- Date campaign announced: July 18, 2008
- Date campaign officially launched: July 18, 2008
- Date officially registered: August 27, 2008
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