Stephen Francis Lecce (born November 26, 1986) is a Canadian politician. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Lecce is the Deputy Government House Leader, the Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton, and the Parliamentary Assistant to Premier Doug Ford.
|Ontario Minister of Education|
|Assumed office |
June 20, 2019
|Preceded by||Lisa Thompson|
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
|Assumed office |
June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Riding established|
Stephen Francis Lecce
November 26, 1986
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario|
|Portfolio||Minister of Education (2019-present)|
Deputy Government House Leader (2018-2019)
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure (2018-2019)
Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (2018-2019)
Stephen attended University of Western Ontario for his undergraduate studies in political science. There, he was elected and served as President of Western's University Students' Council (Canada). While studying at Western, he was initiated into the Sigma Chi Fraternity, eventually serving as President of the Western Chapter.
After graduation, Lecce joined the Office of the Prime Minister under Stephen Harper. He served as Deputy Director of Communications before being promoted to Director of Media Relations.
Lecce owns a public relations consultancy firm.
Lecce ran as a Progressive Conservative in the riding of King—Vaughan on June 7, 2018 and won. He received 29,136 votes (56.62%). On June 29, 2018, Lecce became the Parliamentary Assistant to Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Infrastructure. On July 31, Lecce became Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.
On June 20, 2019, he was sworn in as Ontario's Minister of Education.
|Ontario general election, 2018|
|Progressive Conservative||Stephen Lecce||29,136||56.62||+24.34|
|New Democratic||Andrea Beal||7,921||15.39||+3.70|
|Ontario Moderate Party||Tatiana Babitch||151||0.29|
|Total valid votes||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario Provincial Government of Doug Ford|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Lisa Thompson||Minister of Education
June 20, 2019 - present
- Kopun, Francine (June 7, 2018). "King-Vaughan picks PC candidate Stephen Lecce". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
- http://www.usc.uwo.ca/gazette/archives/story.php?sect=frontPage&id=1197 Western Gazette. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
- "Election Night Results /Résultats du soir de l'élection". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
- Walsh, Marieke. "Former federal MPs appointed to cabinet and parliamentary assistant posts under Ford". iPolitics. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
- "Doug Ford on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
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