About Shelley

Shelley was raised in Ancaster, Ontario, in a family that supported Liberal values of fairness, equity and inclusion. She was taught the value of service, and she believes that above all else, politics is about service to the community and one’s residents.

She and her husband, David, have lived on a farm in Howick Township, in Huron County for over two decades. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with a degree in Honours Physical Education, and Teaching Certification. She is a passionate educator, who retired after 31 years as a former teacher with the Perth County Board of Education, and then as a principal with the Avon Maitland District School Board. She and her husband have two sons, a chosen daughter, and four grandchildren.

In her retirement, Shelley became a foster parent with the Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Huron Perth Centre for Youth and Children, and was on the North Perth Community of Character Council. She was recently awarded a Volunteer Spirit Award from the Perth Huron United Way, for her leadership as Chair of the North Perth Community Committee, championing the development of a Social Services Hub in North Perth. She is a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and is an avid hiker and horseback rider. The protection of green space for future generations to enjoy in her beautiful riding is a priority for her.

Shelley understands the needs and interests of her unique rural riding. She believes that it is her job to see to it that government policy ensures the communities of Huron-Bruce have their needs met from the cradle to the grave. That means a comprehensive scope of services ranging from affordable housing and childcare, a robust public education system, well-funded medical and mental health care, supports for innovation and small business, and a safe and dignified long term care system.

Shelley has the experience and the skills to help build back a more vibrant Huron-Bruce Riding following the pandemic. She looks forward to speaking with members of her community about the issues that matter to them and she will be an effective voice for rural communities at Queen’s Park. She is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Huron-Bruce as their next Liberal MPP.

My hope is to build back trust in our political process. I look forward to speaking with the members of my community about the issues that matter to them, and being their strong advocate as Huron-Bruce’s next Liberal MPP. Shelley Blackmore