Independent Candidate Running In Windsor-Tecumseh

There will be an independent candidate running in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh in June's Ontario election.

Laura Chesnik announced her candidacy on Thursday.

The elementary school teacher believes there needs to be a representative in the Legislature who actually represents what people need and are fighting for. "So many people are sick of parties coming to power who say one thing and do another and so I want to give a different way to do that in the sense of speaking for ourselves," says Chesnik. "The people themselves should speak for themselves."

This isn't the first foray into politics for the mother of three. She previously ran as a candidate for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada in the federal election in Windsor-Tecumseh.

Chesnik says her campaign focus is Empower Yourself Now. "A lot of people are really encouraged by this idea that we ourselves who know the conditions for example as a teacher, knowing the conditions in my classroom and that kind of thing that we could actually be the ones who are speaking for ourselves," says Chesnik.

Also running for the seat in Windsor-Tecumseh is NDP incumbent Percy Hatfield, Liberal candidate Remy Boulbol and the Progressive Conservative's Mohammad Latif.

The provincial election is June 7th.