Tilson Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

October 01, 2018

OTTAWA, ON –Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson today announced his decision not to seek re-election in the 2019 general election.

“After much reflection and discussion with my family and close friends, I have made the decision that I will not be putting my name forward for re-election in October of 2019,” said Mr. Tilson. “There comes a point when it is time to step back and let others serve our community. I have reached that point now and wish to thank all those who have supported me over the years.”

Mr. Tilson spent 4 years as a school board trustee with the Dufferin County Board of Education and then two terms (six years) as a town councillor with the Town of Orangeville. In 1990, he was elected to the first of three terms as the Member of Provincial Parliament, first for Dufferin-Peel, then for Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey. Mr. Tilson was then elected for the first of five consecutive terms as the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon in 2004.

“After close to forty years in elected office, I can say with confidence that I have always kept the interests of all of my constituents firmly focused in front of me,” said Mr. Tilson. “It has been a singular privilege to have served the residents of my community in the various capacities to which they elected me. To have had that trust placed in me for so many years is truly an honour.”

Mr. Tilson will continue to serve as the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon until election day in October of 2019.