is a wife, mother, and volunteer who cares about her
is running to represent her
community as its Member of Parliament
understands that decisions made at the national level impact families in Mississauga South.
Stella's parents are Italian immigrants who met and married in Canada and settled in Etobicoke (where Stella and her brother were born), then Brampton.
and Richard married in 1992, they also lived in Brampton, then moved to the Lorne Park area of Mississauga South.
understands the value of hard work.
She began working summers at the age of 12 in her father's wholesale hardware business.
After earning a degree in psychology at the University of Toronto, Stella worked as an organizer and adviser at Queen's Park.
was a stay-at-home mother for nine years, maintaining her
community and political involvement on a volunteer, part-time basis.
contributes locally in Mississauga South through her
involvement in the Mississauga Board of Trade's
Green Committee and as a member of the Catholic Women's League
parish, St. Mary Star of the Sea, in Port Credit.
Stella's board experience as an executive member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
insight into regulatory and governance matters in a health care setting.
business experience as a co-owner of Vision Insurance Brokers
, with husband Richard, has given her
an understanding of the value of making a profit andmeeting a payroll while creating jobs.
Stella's interest in politics began at the University of Toronto
, St. Michael's College
(Hon. BSc, 1989) where she
was involved in Conservative youth politics, making close friends along the way, many of whom are still her
With their help, Stella
made a strong challenge for the seat of Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale in 2008, where she
increased the Conservative vote and reduced the Liberal incumbent's.
Working as Director of Regional Affairs for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in the Greater Toronto Area, Stella has gained a comprehensive understanding of how the federal government can make a difference in the lives of families right across the GTA, and how to be a strong advocate for her community.
Being a Member of Parliament is a way for Stella to put her passion for public service to work building a better quality of life for the people of Mississauga South.
is honoured to be the Conservative Party candidate in Mississauga South and looks forward to a spirited campaign and a productive term as the representative of our community on Parliament