Friday, November 28, 2014

Arthur Potts - MPP for Beaches-East York (November 28th, 2014)

Almighty God, I pray for MPP Arthur Potts today. I ask that the areas for which he is responsible, Justice, Agriculture and Public Accounting may be graced by Your overshadowing Presence. I pray that the area of Justice which we read in Your Word, is close to Your heart, may be touched by the Divine Directives that You give through Mr. Potts as he serves. I pray for the people of his riding in Beaches East York, that there would be a great awareness of Your blessing upon his life. Keep his family safe from any attacks from without or within I pray. Amen!


Arthur Potts was first elected as Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches–East York on June 12, 2014. He brings to the role a passion for public service and a history of working with others to find sustainable solutions. As an entrepreneur and small-business owner, Arthur understands the challenges and opportunities of Ontarians trying to make their enterprise work in our great province.

Arthur began his career as a labour relations consultant with the Central Ontario Industrial Relations Institute and taught the subject at Seneca College. In 1989, he co-founded his first business – Wood Waste Solutions Inc. – a firm that specializes in wood waste management, recycling wood into usable end products. Wood Waste Solutions is still in operation today.

Arthur then went on to serve as the Executive Assistant to Metropolitan Toronto City Councillor Anne Johnston, a position that left him with a taste for public service and government relations. In 1994, he went on to launch his consultancy practice – Municipal Affairs Consulting – which has allowed him to work with companies in film, construction, waste management and other industries to push for initiatives with the City of Toronto. He has also co-founded BioWaste Treatment Technologies and is co-owner of The Pilot, a popular Yorkville bar and restaurant.

He is a proud father of two daughters – Robin and Dara – and lives with his common law partner Lisa Martin and her two daughters and son – Julia, Taylor and Devon. A fly-fishing enthusiast, Arthur also enjoys sailing and plays hockey and tennis, where he is a member of Kew Gardens Tennis Club. 
With his experience in government, business management and stakeholder relations, Arthur is well-placed to be an active and engaged MPP for Beaches–East York and to effectively serve Ontarians’ interests.

Arthur is honoured to be part of Kathleen Wynne’s team and looks forward to implementing our government’s bold agenda to build Ontario up. As the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Arthur will work with others to find solutions and create opportunities for our province’s agriculture and agri-food sectors and strengthen Ontario’s rural economy.