Chomedey: First-time candidate has lots of political experience

Chomedey: First-time candidate has lots of political experience

By Robert Frank

Aglaia Revelakis might not have run for public office before, but she has been immersed in political life since before she was old enough to vote.

“I got involved in politics when I was 16 years old,” Action Laval’s candidate for municipal councilor in Chomedey district told The Suburban in an interview.

“In those days, there was no permanent electoral list,” she recalled. “We went door to door to register people.”

From there, Revelakis went on to link up with a succession of other political protagonists, working for the likes of Michel Dupuis and Thomas Mulcair.

“As a matter of fact, I’m currently the vice-president of the federal Liberal party association for Laval les Îles riding,” she said. “I’ve organized a lot of campaigns, and worked for Mary Deros in the Montreal municipal campaign in Park Extension.”

Revelakis is also intimately involved with Laval’s burgeoning Greek population, and spent a decade working for the Hellenic Community of Laval from 1986-1996.

“It was time for me to take the plunge this time around, and I decided that I wanted to help the citizens of Laval,” she said.

“Chomedey has a very diverse population, which makes it very interesting,” she noted. “Every community has special needs and I will be meeting with every single group in Chomedey district to learn what specifically needs to be addressed.”

“For example, there are not many services available for seniors who live in Laval,” continued Revelakis, who is manager of the Manoir Laval residence, home to more than 100 elderly Laval citizens. “Laval’s population is aging, and we need to do more for them.”

Mayoral candidate Jean-Claude Gobé announced, June 12, that Aglaia Revelakis will be the Action Laval party candidate in Chomedey district during upcoming municipal elections. 

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