Lord, today we pray for Andrea Horwath, leader of the NDP Party of Ontario and MPP for Hamilton. Thank you for her tireless work on behalf of the people of our province. Cause her heart to be moved by the things that move your heart. Guide the decisions she makes today and every day. Send helpful and godly people into her life to assist with her many responsibilities. Bless her with good health and with the strength to meet the demands of her position. Fill her household with your peace. Bless Ms. Horwath in all areas of her life and make her a blessing to the people of Ontario. (Psalm 18:1)
Born and raised in Hamilton, Andrea was elected to Hamilton City Council in 1997, then as the MPP for Hamilton-Centre in 2004. In 2012, she received the EVE Award in recognition of her public service. Her parents came to Ontario from Czechoslovakia. The 51-year-old Horwath likes to swim and work out in the gym. She’s a Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan and is known in NDP circles as a wicked cheesecake maker. Her staff say she’s a hard worker, driven to accomplish things and a strong woman.