November 29, 2016 – Kanata community leader Beth Mlacak has gone public with her endorsement of Merrilee Fullerton as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the new riding of Kanata-Carleton.
The Mlacak family has a rich history in the area as one of the first families in the Beaverbrook neighbourhood. Beth Mlacak is winner of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, awarded for her community volunteer involvement. Her husband, John Mlacak was a local artist and the popular Reeve of March Township. Kanata residents will be familiar with the fact that the City’s community centre in north Kanata is named after the former reeve.
Beth Mlacak provides the following endorsement of Dr. Merrilee Fullerton:
“Kanata-Carleton needs an MPP at Queen’s Park like Merrilee Fullerton, someone who will champion the health-care needs of seniors. She knows what the issues are.
“I’ve known Merrilee since she started Kindergarten with my son in Beaverbrook. She was smart, athletic, personable and involved in many school activities. She demonstrated the same attributes at the Earl of March High School. It is no surprise that she became a successful physician within this area where she has won the respect and affection of many.
“As a senior who has lived in the riding for 51 years I know that Merrilee shares my deep concerns about health care in Ontario and the lack of services for keeping seniors in their homes.
“It is not often that a person comes along who has just the right mix for an electorate. I can vouch that Merrilee will represent the residents of Kanata-Carleton with diligence, integrity and dignity. She has a positive attitude and a sunny personality. She is a listener, is open to the opinions of others and will work cooperatively in the legislature.
“I know that my late husband, John Mlacak, former Reeve of March Township, now the city of Kanata, would have been eager to endorse Merrilee.
“I am proud to offer my full support to Merrilee and encourage others to take out a membership in the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, as I have, in order to vote for her at the nomination meeting.”
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton