“I believe the people of Ontario deserve more choice in how they manage their own affairs and finances – the more they are taxed, the fewer choices they have. I believe the people of Ontario are capable of making decisions for themselves and for their families – the Government doesn’t always know better.”
Andrew Keyes first moved to Markham with his family in 1999. His two children, Catherine and Daniel, both graduated from Markham District High School before going on to complete their university degrees. Since moving to Markham Andrew has been very active in his community, doing volunteer work and looking after the interests of his neighbours. Andrew is past-President of the Cornell Ratepayers Association and has worked with the City of Markham to ensure residents are treated fairly and their tax dollars are not squandered.
After completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson University, Andrew worked in the corporate communications and advertising field. In 1997 he founded his first business, Armantus Inc., which he successfully grew and managed.
With a passion for public service, Andrew first sought elected public office in 2007 when he stood for the Federal nomination for the riding of Oak Ridges-Markham. This experience would further cement his commitment, and led him to take on several key roles on a number of York Region political campaigns, including Communication Director and Campaign Manager. In 2012 Andrew was called upon to stand as the Federal Candidate in the Toronto-Danforth by-election, giving him the valuable experience of representing the Conservative Party of Canada during a high profile election campaign.