Irek Kusmierczyk was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh in 2019. He previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion.
Mr. Kusmierczyk’s family has lived in Windsor for decades, after immigrating to Canada from Poland. His parents instilled in him a passion for community service, leading him to a career on Windsor City Council, where he was elected three consecutive times. While on Council, he successfully advocated for historic investments in flood protection, road improvements, libraries, and parks.
Mr. Kusmierczyk worked as the Director of Partnerships for WEtech Alliance, a non-profit regional innovation centre that helps grow technology companies and jobs throughout Windsor, Essex County, and Chatham-Kent. He built partnerships with industry, local schools, the University of Windsor, and St. Clair College to grow the FIRST Robotics program in Windsor and Essex that prepares young people for careers in STEM and skilled trades.
Mr. Kusmierczyk earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in local government and cross-border environmental relations around the Great Lakes basin, and holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
His wife, Shauna, is a graduate of the University of Windsor and a local nurse practitioner.