June 5, 2021 – Liberals in Huron—Bruce have nominated Shelley Blackmore, a former school principal and community leader, as their Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) candidate for the next provincial election.
“Shelley is the strong advocate that Huron—Bruce needs, and understands the importance of improving our education system to give our children the best possible start in life,” said OLP Leader, Steven Del Duca. “She will be an excellent voice for her community at Queen’s Park, and I’m glad to have her on our team.”
Blackmore has lived in Howick Township, in Huron County, for over two decades with her family. She is a passionate educator who retired after 31 years of teaching with the Perth County Board of Education, and as a principal with the Avon Maitland District School Board.
In her retirement, Blackmore 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.
“My hope is to build back trust in our political process,” said Blackmore. “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.”