Don Knight biography

Don Knight


1942 –


Who is Don Knight?

Donald S. Knight is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1985 to 1987, as a member of the Liberal Party.

Knight was born in Meaford, Ontario, and attended the University of Waterloo. He worked as an insurance broker, and was a councillor in Milton from 1980 to 1985. Knight was a member of the Optimist Club of Milton and the Murton Lodge of Perfection.

He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1985 provincial election for Halton—Burlington, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Peter Pomeroy by 214 votes. The Liberal Party formed a minority government after the election, and Knight served as parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet in 1987. He did not seek re-election in the 1987 campaign.

Knight has remained active with Ontario's network of Optimist Clubs since leaving politics.


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