Pat Fortini emigrated from Italy to Canada with his parents and sister at the age of six years old. He was first elected to serve on Brampton City Council in 2014, and was re-elected to office in 2018, to serve as Regional Council. Prior to entering Municipal politics, Pat was employed as a project contractor for a large firm and later left to establish his own company.
For 2018 term of Council at the City of Brampton, Pat has been elected to serve as the Vice-Chair of Public Works & Engineering, Vice-Chair of Planning and Development, Chair of Citizen Appointment, Chair of Governance and Operations and member of CAO Performance Review, Accessibility Advisory and Brampton Senior Citizen Committee.
At the Region of Peel for the 2018 term of Council, Pat has been elected to serve as the Vice-Chair for Public Works, Member of Waste Management, Accessibility and Policies and Procedures Committee.
During the 2014 term of Council, Pat also served as the Vice-Chair of Planning & Infrastructure, Member of Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Brampton Senior Citizen Council, Citizen Appointments Committee, Taxicab Advisory, GTAA Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee.
Pat continues to play a significant role participating in events, volunteering, sponsoring and organizing several fundraisers within the community. Over the years, he has sponsored several youth and men's baseball and hockey teams and has donated his time to coaching youth soccer. He has been the Council Representative for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel and has continued to be awarded the Highest Fundraiser & Contributor of Peel Region. Pat is a very strong advocate for several Seniors Affiliated groups in Brampton and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609.
Pat takes a proactive approach to problem solving and has demonstrated leadership, experience and dedication to his community with a strong commitment to helping the residents of Wards 7 & 8. Pat has experienced firsthand the degree of dedication and hard work it takes to be an effective Community Leader and Councillor.
Pat and his wife Nicole have lived in Brampton for more than 25 years with their daughter Kristen.