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Marianne Alto Biography – Marianne Alto Wiki
Marianne Alto is a Canadian politician and mayor-elect of Victoria. She will be the 53rd mayor of Victoria. She replaces former mayor Lisa Helps who held the position since 2014 and who did not seek re-election in 2022. Alto previously served as a Victoria city councillor for three terms before running for mayor.
She garnered 15,090 votes (55.5 per cent), defeating challenger Stephen Andrew who received 9,775 (36 per cent). Challenger Stephen Andrew had 7,017 (36.2 per cent).
She is a facilitator by trade with university degrees in law and science. A businesswoman active in community causes for decades, Alto was first elected to Victoria City Council in 2010. She was elected to the Capital Regional District Board from 2011 through 2018, where she chaired its landmark Special Task Force on First Nations Relations.
Currently, Alto is City Council liaison to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, the Te’mexw Treaty Advisory Committee, the South Island Prosperity Partnership, the Greater Victoria Public Library, and the CRD’s Royal and McPherson Theatres Society Advisory Committee.
Alto is Council neighbourhood liaison to Burnside Gorge, and a member of the City Family, having nurtured a long standing relationship with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. She was President of the Canadian Capital Cities Organization for 5 years and remains its Past President.
Alto is a lifelong activist who vigorously advocates for equity, inclusion and fairness for everyone. She owns and operates Azimuth Research & Consulting, a firm specializing in problem solving, change management and facilitation, and owns a home in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge neighbourhood.
Marianne Alto Age
Alto was born in 1979. He is 53 years old as of 2022.
Marianne Alto Husband
Alto married her partner of 16 years in 2003.
Marianne Alto Family
Alto and her partner have two children; Benjamin and Pasha.
Marianne Alto LGBT
Mayor-elect of Victoria Marianne Alto is openly lesbian and a member of the LGBTQ+ Community. LGBTQ+ is commonly used as shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified individuals. Q stands for both queer and questioning. The + is intended to be inclusive to those that identify beyond defined notions of gender and sexuality.