Experience, integrity, hard work
Sophie Kiwala has served as MPP for Kingston and the Islands since 2014. Her previous seven years of experience (first as constituency assistant and later office manager for MP Peter Milliken and then Chief of Staff for MP Ted Hsu) were the ideal apprenticeship for a future elected representative. It enabled her to hit the ground running as an MPP, with a deep understanding of and passion for how government works, how best to get things done on behalf of her community, and how to most effectively help constituents who fall through the cracks of government programs.
Sophie was born and raised in Kingston, lived abroad for several years, worked in Toronto for seventeen years in retail management and as an entrepreneur. Upon returning to Kingston, she worked in residential and commercial renovation, interior design, and rental property management prior to joining Mr. Milliken’s office.
Sophie is well-known and respected as a tireless champion for Kingston and the Islands. She has deep roots in community volunteering and has deep connections across all socio-economic and political divides. Her experiences in the community have left her with a profound respect for the residents she serves and her constituents inspire her to be a passionate and effective representative voice at Queen’s Park.
For a more in-depth sense of Sophie the person as well as Sophie the political leader, please peruse this interview with Sophie.