Liberal Nomination Run
Local pharmacist, announces intention to seek the federal Liberal nomination for Kitchener Centre
Kitchener Centre - While Saini (pronounced SAY-nee) must first win the nomination, he is clearly focused on defeating Conservative incumbent Stephen Woodworth.
In announcing his candidacy he stated, "Stephen Harper's Conservative government has fundamentally eroded many of our cherished values and institutions. Since 2008, Kitchener Centre has been represented by a single issue Conservative backbencher, sitting idly by as the Harper government continues to dismantle the Canada we love. Canada and Kitchener deserve better."
Saini, who is 47 has co-owned and operated the Greenbrook pharmacy in Kitchener for 20 years, winning many awards, most recently being voted the best pharmacy in Kitchener in 2014. A resident of Kitchener and a long-time Liberal he is the past president of the Kitchener Center Federal Liberal Association. He is also a Rotarian and a member of the Canadian International Council, Waterloo.
When asked why he would seek elected office, he responded, “In my pharmacy, I’ve been helping people for over 20 years. I see serving as the next Kitchener Centre Member of Parliament as an extension; an opportunity to help more people in a different way. I couldn’t sit idly by and watch the Conservatives destroy this country. I can beat Stephen Woodworth.”
Facing his first run at the ballot, he is backed by an impressive array of supporters. Former MP and prominent Liberal, John English said,” Raj Saini is a fresh new face, representative of the energy and enthusiasm sweeping the Liberal Party”. Former Liberal Leader Bob Rae, and former MP Andrew Telegdi have also pledged their support.
Saini will be hosting a kick-off at the Royal Canadian Legion, Polish Veteran’s Branch 412 at 601 Wellington St. North, Kitchener on Wednesday September 10th with doors opening at 6:30. All are welcome.