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Jeff Wharton

Red River North

Jeff Wharton was elected as the MLA for Gimli in 2016. Since August 2017, he has served as Manitoba’s Minister of Municipal Relations. As a result of electoral boundary changes, Jeff is excited to be running for re-election in the new constituency of Red River North.

He is an entrepreneur and community leader who has been a strong voice for his constituents.

After graduating high school, Jeff embarked on a career in the moving and transportation industry. In 1989, he and his wife Mickey purchased Globe Moving and Storage Ltd. The Whartons successfully grew the business for over 20 years before selling it in 2010. Jeff then opened his own consulting firm, using his entrepreneurial skills to help others nurture and grow their organizations.

Jeff is an experienced municipal politician, having been elected as a Councillor for the Town of Winnipeg Beach. During Jeff’s term on Council, he served 2 years as Deputy Mayor. He is also a dedicated volunteer in the community. Jeff has served as President and Vice President of the Lakeside Lions Club, a Director on the Evergreen Basic Needs Board, and a Director on the Gimli Seniors Residence Board.

Jeff was born and raised in Winnipeg, and has called the beautiful area along the shores of Lake Winnipeg home for most of his adult life. He is the fourth generation in his family with ties to the region. Jeff and Mickey are the proud parents of daughters Melany and Jennifer and loving grandparents of five wonderful grandkids.

Jeff is proud to be part of a strong, united PC Team that respects taxpayer dollars, is improving the delivery of front line services, and creating new opportunities for the next generation of Manitobans.