A true Canadian success story, Andrea was just four years old when she immigrated to Canada from the former Soviet Union with her grandparents and settled in Barrie. Andrea learned how blessed she was to live, work, and play in the wonderful Barrie and Innisfil communities. Andrea proudly calls this riding home, where she and her husband Kevin are raising their son Oliver.
Andrea graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. As a student, Andrea was a constituency assistant for a Conservative MP which taught her how to cut through the government red tape. Being in Ottawa; Andrea was able to work for three cabinet ministers in which she learned significant policies, including how to balance the budget and provide opportunities for all our citizens.
As a Member of the Ontario PC Caucus Services, Andrea knows what it takes to help focus on the things that affect our communities, including the continuation of cleaning up Lake Simcoe. Andrea’s care and desire to help create a better community and habitat landed her the title of Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks. This entitlement will allow her to help better the community in which she is so very proud to call home.
Since 2018, when Andrea first got elected, she has delivered results for the residents of Barrie-Innisfil.
As a re-elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie-Innisfil, she will continue to advocate for regional investments in health care, secure funds for local infrastructure needs, deliver an economic strategy for better-paying jobs, support small businesses, and make life in our communities affordable while respecting taxpayers' dollars.