MLA Flor Marcelino, Logan

Dear Lord and heavenly King we bring before You MLA Flor Marcelino. We ask that You would further strengthen her and that she would clearly see the issues that stand before her as she make decisions that will affect the people of this province. We ask You to give her a discerning heart, be bold yet wise, and have a mind that models Your character. Keep her family unified and protected. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen……

In 2007, Flor became the first woman of colour ever elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, and, in 2009, the first person of ethnic background to be given a cabinet position. She was given the portfolios of culture, heritage and tourism, and later multiculturalism and literacy. Re-elected in 2011 and again in 2016, Marcelino stepped up to become interim leader of the NDP provincial party in the last election in which the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba’s victory ended nearly 17 years of NDP government. Marcelino and her family moved to Winnipeg in 1982, and have called Manitoba home ever since. Prior to her political career, Marcelino was a small business owner, editor of The Philippine Times, and worked as a support staff at Red River College for 17 years. She is the mother of five adult children and grandmother to four boys.