Meet Stephen Lecce
"My family instilled in me the values of hard work, service and above all responsibility for our ourselves, our community and our future." - Stephen Lecce
Stephen Lecce was born in Vaughan, Ontario, the son of Italian immigrants who came to Canada in the late 1950s.
His first experience in politics came in his hometown of Vaughan where he was involved in the 1999 election of the late MPP Al Palladini.
Stephen was first elected to represent the riding of King-Vaughan as the Member of Provincial Parliament in 2018 and has served as Ontario’s Minister of Education since June 2019. Stephen has also served as deputy government House Leader, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, and parliamentary assistant to the Premier.
Stephen stands for an inclusive and equitable education system that believes our future, as a province and country, depends on unlocking the full potential of our youth.
Stephen is a community leader, who has devoted over half his life to public service.
He continues to serve and support the people of King-Vaughan as MPP, and as the former First Vice President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians, an active member of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and former Youth Education Chair of Vaughan’s Royal Canadian Legion (Mackenzie Branch 414).
Stephen lives in Vaughan, where he grew up, and remains active in his community.