Ralph Agostino is a long-time Catholic school trustee with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. After twenty years of service, the Ward 3 and 4 Trustee is hoping to take his civic involvement to the next level.
“Having served the educational needs of Ward 3 constituents for the past twenty years, I believe I have the necessary experience to represent them well at City Hall,” says Agostino.
Agostino was raised in the Hamilton core. He comes from a long line of public servants dating back to the 1980’s. His late brother Dominic Agostino served Ward 2 as a Catholic school board trustee and city councillor for Ward 5 before entering provincial politics as MPP for Hamilton East. His son Sam Agostino is currently a Catholic school trustee representing Hamilton’s Ward 5.
“Public service was ingrained in us at a young age,” says Agostino. “I’ve always liked helping people, and I have a special affection for the city core. It’s where I grew up and will always consider my home.”
As Trustee for Wards 3 and 4, Agostino has been instrumental in the establishment of the Equal Opportunities Project and new state-of-the-art replacement schools for Holy Name of Jesus and St. Ann Hamilton. He has also served as the Board’s Vice-Chairperson since 2012.
Ralph Agostino is a real estate agent with Re/Max Escarpment Realty. He is father to son Sam, an IT technician, daughter Krystina, an elementary school teacher, and Nicholas, a Grade 12 student.