May 9, 2022
Story By: C. Richard Campbell
Photography by David Ferris
Bobbi Ann Brady, an Independent Candidate in the provincial riding of Haldimand-Norfolk introduced herself to the Club and addressed issues that she is focusing on. Ms. Brady joins a growing number of eight candidates at the time of writing this story.
Ms. Brady has been an executive assistant to retiring MPP Toby Barrett (Conservative) for 23 years. Barrett represented the riding since 1995 and is campaigning with her. Haldimand-Norfolk is a traditional "Tory" riding. For those voters that like their representatives to be born and raised in the riding, she qualifies. She and the other non-Conservative candidates have a challenge ahead of them. 
She has experience as an editor and writer of a small town newspaper that has give her an " appreciation for the struggles that people face."
Bobbi Ann Brady and Rotary President Adam Veri
Bobbi Ann Brady and Simcoe Rotary President Adam Veri
After meeting the lady candidate, I am reminded of the old saying that you should never judge a book by its cover. Bobbi Ann Brady is a provincial and national gold medalist in kickboxing and is working on her black belt in karate. This a feisty, disciplined woman entering the politics of the Ontario Legislature.
As Rotarian members and as the Club, we must remain unpolitical. But as individual voters, it is encouraging to see candidates from our riding like Bobbi Ann Brady willing to stand for election and represent the riding.