Father, we commit to you MPP Percy Hatfield. The strains of political life can sometimes be so great, and the pressure to conform so strong, but we ask that You would give peace, serenity, and assurances to the everyday direction from Your Hand that he may know that you are guiding his endeavors. I pray that the people of his constituency would see, hear and know that You have placed him at this moment in time, as a member of Parliament for such a time as this.
I pray this in the Name that is above every Name. Amen!
Percy Hatfield is a respected community leader in Windsor-Tecumseh.
A well-known television and radio personality, Percy was the CBC’s
municipal affairs reporter in Windsor and he hosted his own popular TV
segment, “Percy’s Political Panel.” After 30 years as a CBC broadcast
journalist, he went from covering city news to creating it.
Elected Councillor for Ward 7, Percy has taken the lead in working
for results for the people of Windsor and Essex County. He was on the
Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee bringing together
Windsor and regional leaders to create jobs and economic opportunities.
He served on municipal decision-making committees to take on the
issues that matter to people, including public health, housing, business
improvement and culture.
He negotiated for Windsor and Essex County at the national level,
serving three years on the board of the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities. At the provincial level, Percy became the first
Councillor from the Windsor region to be elected Vice-President of the
Association of the Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and served on the
association’s Executive Committee. He was also Chair of the Large Urban
Caucus in 2011.
Percy works hard to raise funds for local community groups like the
Easter Seals, United Way and the Hospice. Together with his wife Gale, a
school Trustee with the Greater Essex County District School Board,
they support the “Do Good Divas” that recently donated more than
$300,000 to local health care causes.
Percy, a self-described “army brat,” grew up on military bases across
Canada. He is a proud and active member of the Riverside Branch of the
Royal Canadian Legion for more than 25 years.
Percy and Gale have been married for 37 years. They have two adult
children, Andrew and Lacey, and two grand-daughters, Paisley and Arwen.