Sandra Yeung Racco wins Thornhill for Liberals
Sandra Yeung Racco has taken Thornhill for the Liberals, beating PC incumbent Gila Martow.
The candidates for all three major parties had also run in a February byelection, which Martow won.
This time around, Yeung Racco won the riding after a close race – winning by fewer than a hundred votes. NDP candidate Cindy Hackelberg came a distant third, with 8.1 per cent of the vote.
The February 2014 byelection was triggered by the resignation of PC MPP Peter Shurman. The riding has bounced back and forth between the Liberals and PCs.
Yeung Racco was a city councillor in Vaughan and a past chair of the Spadina-York Subway Extension Committee.
Martow, an optometrist, ran an eye clinic attached to Markham Stouffville Hospital before she was elected. According to her website, she has fundraised and volunteered for children’s charities and for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Hackelberg, who also ran in 2011, is a local television journalist.