Vance Badawey is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015.
Badawey began his career in public service as a City Councillor for the City of Port Colborne in 1994. In 1997 he was rewarded for his hard work by the residents of Port Colborne and elected Mayor.
On top of his mayoral duties, Badawey did worked as a Regional Councillor on Niagara Regional Council. In 2003 he decided not to seek re-election but draw of serving his home community was never far from his mind and in 2006 he was reelected to the office of Mayor in Port Colborne and Regional Councillor for the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
During his tenure, Badawey served on numerous agencies, boards and commissions, including being a member of the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board from December 2000 to November 2003 as a regional representative; he was subsequently reappointed to the Police Services Board as a provincial representative in March of 2005 for a two-year term. After his mayoral election win in 2010, his regional council colleagues rewarded him with another term on the Police Services Board, which he concluded in 2014.
Badawey believes strongly that the achievements that we all enjoy are only accomplished when communities come together and strive to achieve their goals as one voice. As an MP he looks forward to continuing to work with the many dedicated members of communities throughout the Niagara Centre Riding.
Badawey and his wife have two teenage daughters. He and his extended family have lived and operated their family business in Port Colborne for over 50 years.