I am a social media entrepreneur, communications professional, part-time school teacher and community leader living in Nepean, Ontario. I am also a hockey goaltender, political hack and most importantly, an advocate for grassroots, participatory democracy at all levels of government. With the launch of Unpublished Ottawa, I am following my dream to become a web publisher.
Before returning to Ottawa in 2007, I worked in the private sector for 15 years in sales, marketing and communications in the IT, media and political sectors. In 2010, I ran for Ottawa City Council in Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale finishing second out of 10 candidates. I hold two university degrees and one graduate level diploma: Honors BA Trent U (1990); B. Ed from Windsor U (2007), as well as a graduate level Diploma in Communications from Concordia University in Montreal (1998).
In the 2018 Ontario provincial election, I am running for the Green Party of Ontario in my home riding of Nepean. Please check out my campaign website at jamesogrady.ca to learn more about me, my political background and the issues I'm advocating for in Nepean. GPO.ca is a great place to learn about the Green Party and why I believe its the only real choice for people who believe in a sustainable future.