Jeff is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara Centre, carrying on the legacy of Mel Swart, Peter Kormos and Cindy Forster. He serves as the Critic for Municipal Affairs and Caucus Chair for the Official Opposition.
Jeff is a former union leader and has served as a CUPE member, United Steelworker local president, SEIU Staff Representative and Teamster steward. When elected in 2018, Jeff was the Executive Director/CEO of a non-profit settlement agency and served on the Board of Directors of OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants). Jeff served 2 terms as a St. Catharines City Councillor and has experience dealing with multiple Ontario Government Ministries including Health, Labour, Citizenship and Immigration, Municipal Affairs and Social Services.
Jeff is a lifelong Niagara resident and lives in Thorold with his wife Linda and son Jackson. Since his election 2018 Jeff has been a strong advocate for municipal issues, affordable housing, and better working conditions for front-line healthcare workers. He successfully passed Private Members Motions to bring year-round Go Rail service to Niagara and to keep full services at the Welland Hospital.
On June 2nd, 2022, Jeff Burch was re-elected and continues to serve as Critic for Municipal Affairs and Caucus Chair for the Official Opposition.