Paul Forman was born in 1965, in Windsor, Ontario to Bill and Sheila Forman. Paul has been a lifetime resident of Essex County, attending both Ruthven Public School and Kingsville District High School as a young man.
Paul continued with his local educational ties, graduating from both St. Clair College and the University of Windsor with degrees in social science and education.
Paul has been employed with the Greater Essex County District School Board since 1990. He is currently a grade six teacher at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Leamington.
Paul has always encouraged the school's youth to be involved in environmental causes and their community. Students at Queen Elizabeth were among the first in the county to be involved in the Essex Region Conservation Authority initiated Yellow Fish Road Program and Point Pelee's Backyard Habitat Program.
In addition to environmental concerns, Paul involves his students in organizing and running charity events, the most successful being the Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart campaigns in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Paul has also been involved in coaching numerous sports teams, both at the schools and within the local community.
Paul has always had a keen interest in politics and was granted time-off by his Teacher's Federation to assist with a local candidate's campaign during the 1999 Ontario General Election.
Paul has grown concerned about the negative rhetoric and the lack of long-term direction seen in the old-guard political parties. After thoroughly examining the various party platforms, Paul discovered that the Green Party's ideas were innovative and always aimed with an eye to the future. Paul concluded that the Green Party is the only party that truly demonstrates a whole-hearted concern for the wellbeing of Canadians.
Paul, with the support of his wife of 14 years, Sandra, is excited about the opportunity to bring the Green Party's platform to the citizens of the Essex riding - especially the planks that relate to the health and wellbeing of the constituents and our communities.
Paul understands the significance of the legacy we leave, and he greatly desires to help in building a better life and greater opportunities for his three children; Alex, Blake and Hope.