|Preceded by Debbie Zimmerman|
Succeeded by Gary Burroughs
Residence St. Catharines, Canada
Preceded by Bob Welch
Name Peter Partington
|Born September 9, 1939 (age 76)
St. Catharines, Ontario (1939-09-09) |
Political party Progressive Conservative
Education University of Western Ontario
Party Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Peter Partington (born September 9, 1939) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1987 who represented the Niagara region riding Brock. He later served as chair of the Niagara Regional Council from 2003 to 2010.
Partington was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He practiced as a barrister and solicitor before entering political life. Partington was called to the bar in 1965, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1976.
He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election, defeating Liberal Party candidate Bill Andres in the electoral district of Brock. The Progressive Conservatives won a narrow minority government in this election, and Partington briefly served as a backbench supporter of Frank Miller's administration before the PCs were defeated in the house. In opposition, he served as his party's critic for the Solicitor General and Municipal Affairs.
He was defeated in the 1987 election, losing to Liberal candidate Mike Dietsch in a Liberal sweep of the province.
Niagara Regional Council
Partington was elected to the Niagara Regional Council in 1994, and became its chair in 2003. He was director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in 1999–2000, and served as director and president of the Ontario Great Lakes Foundation from 2000 to 2003. He was re-elected to a fifth term in the 2006 municipal election and was acclaimed to the position of Regional Chair for the 2006-2010 term.
In January 2010, Partington announced he would not be seeking re-election to Niagara Regional Council in the 2010 municipal elections. He gave his final state-of the region address in April 2010.