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ABOUT STEPHEN WOODWORTH
Stephen has represented the voters in Kitchener-Centre faithfully since being elected as their MP in 2008. In addition to serving on the House of Commons' Justice Committee (2008-2012), Environment Committee (2012-present) and Fisheries and Oceans Committee (2012-present), Stephen has always made a point of being accessible to his constituents, both in and outside the office. He has attended hundreds of community events since being elected, to get to know constituents and to demonstrate support for the work done by our many excellent community groups. Stephen has hosted a pre-budget town hall meeting, a budget round table, New Years Levees, passport clinics, Veterans lunches, an annual 50’s Plus event and an annual “Shredding” Day.
Prior to being elected Stephen practiced law in Kitchener for almost 30 years, providing quality, affordable legal assistance to thousands of Canadians. He is grateful for the trust that many of his friends and neighbours have placed in his experience and judgment. Before completing his law degree in 1977, Stephen attended Wilfrid Laurier University, paying for tuition by working on assembly lines at MTD Products and Budd Automotive (known later as Kitchener Frame).
Over the years Stephen has also had the privilege of assisting many local organizations as a Board member or advisor. He was elected a School Trustee in Kitchener in 1994, 1997 and 2000, served on the board of Big Brothers, volunteered regularly with the Knights of Columbus and has been a lector at his church since 1967.
Stephen met his wife Sharon during law school and they have been married for 36 years. They've been blessed with three wonderful children, Nathan, Adam, and Laura, and live in Kitchener, where Stephen was born and raised