∑ In 1988, at the age of 22 while attending York University, was elected as a Trustee on the Metropolitan Separate School Board, representing a large part of Downsview in the former City of North York
∑ Graduated from York University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
∑ In 1991, joined the staff of former MPP and Cabinet Minister Tony Silipo, serving as a political assistant in the Ministry of Education and then the Ministry of Community and Social Services
∑ In the fall of 1993, became Executive Assistant to Metro Councillor Maria Augimeri
∑ In 1999, left Councillor Augimeriís office to become involved in retail pharmacy
∑ Currently co-owner of two pharmacies, Rutherford Guardian Drugs in Woodbridge and First Place Guardian in Hamilton
∑ 38 years old
∑ Lives with his wife, Carmela, and two sons in the City of Vaughan.