Ted Hsu Launches Campaign to Replace Peter Milliken

Published on: 2010/07/06 - in News

Ted HsuUPDATE: Ted Hsu was selected as the successor to retiring Liberal party MP Peter Milliken during the party’s nomination meeting Sunday, November 7 at the K-Rock Centre.

Shortly after 7 pm this evening, at the Ongwanada Centre on Portsmouth Avenue, Ted Hsu launched his campaign to become the next Federal Liberal Party candidate for Kingston and the Islands.

Hsu grew up in Kingston and is a graduate of Queen’s University and earned a PHD in Physics at Princeton University.

He is a former physicist and Morgan Stanley financial manager, and currently holds the position of Executive Director of SWITCH, a local not-for-profit sustainable energy association.

It was recently announced that SWITCH is scheduled to receive $16,728 from Ontario’s Community Go Green Fund towards the organization of Kingston’s “1000 solar Rooftops Challenge“.

That challenge is aimed at local homeowners, businesses, institutions and industry with the intention of fitting solar systems on their roofs and make Kingston the first city of its size to install 1,000 solar thermal or photovoltaic technologies.

As Executive Director, his work at SWITCH applies the training and experience he gained as a scientist –  as well as his expertise and leadership in finance – to foster job creation and a strong and sustainable economy in Kingston and the Islands.

Hsu is the first person to announce their intention to succeed Peter Milliken, with Bill Flanagan – the Dean of the Queen’s University Law School – expected to launch his campaign later this week.

Other possible candidates being proposed in the media include former city councillor Bittu George, and Kingston lawyer Bob Little.


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