Cathy Cox was first elected as the MLA for River East in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as Minister of Sustainable Development. In 2017, she became Manitoba’s Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage. As a result of electoral boundary changes, Cathy is pleased to be seeking re-election in the new constituency of Kildonan-River East.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Cathy is a dedicated community activist who is proud to serve her community.
Cathy has been engaged in the Kildonan-River East constituency for many years as a community activist. Cathy volunteered at the Gateway Recreation Centre for a number of years and is a past board member of the Sun Valley School Parent Association. Cathy was the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded by the Governor-General of Canada for her outstanding and exemplary contributions to her community.
Cathy and her husband, Herb, have 3 sons and 2 granddaughters. As a long-time resident of the area, she is committed to improving the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Kildonan- River East.