|6th Mayor of Thunder Bay|
|Assumed office |
November 15, 2022
|Preceded by||Bill Mauro|
|Preceded by||David Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Lynn Peterson|
|Member of Parliament|
for Thunder Bay—Rainy River
June 28, 2004 – October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||Stan Dromisky|
|Succeeded by||John Rafferty|
|Born||June 20, 1949|
Fort William, Ontario, Canada
|Residence(s)||Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada|
Ken Boshcoff (born June 20, 1949) is a Canadian politician who has currently served as the mayor of Thunder Bay since October 2022. He previously served as mayor from 1997 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2008. Boshcoff also served as a member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River from 2004 to 2008.
Boshcoff was born in Fort William and was raised in Westfort by parents of Ukrainian/Polish and Bulgarian descent. He attended Crawford, St. Ann, St Patrick, and Westgate schools. Boshcoff then studied at Lakehead University as an undergraduate, then proceeded to graduate studies at York University.
As a teenager, he began an office-cleaning company and then worked a series of part-time jobs until completing his degrees. Mr. Boshcoff obtained work in the Provincial and National Parks systems to pay for his tuition and developed his environmental skills in Quetico, Pukaskwa, Gros Morne, Terra Nova, and the St Lawrence Islands.
He later worked for the Federal Government as the District Planner for Indian and Northern Affairs. After that he joined the family insurance business, moving to the Thunder Bay Port Authority as their Director of Marketing. Later, with his brother, he formed a new company "Boshcoff & Associates" until becoming Mayor.
After six years as mayor, Boshcoff became the member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River and served from 2004 to 2008.
He returned to the business world as a consultant in Business Development and Government Navigation.
He has worked as a mediator and provided advice on governance as well as finding solutions for both not-for-profit organizations and businesses. He returned to Council in 2010, and became known for his advocacy for the community.
|2014 Thunder Bay Mayoral Election|
|Douglas David Mackay||362||0.98%|
|2010 Thunder Bay Councillor At Large Election|
|Ken Boshcoff - Elected||22,516||14.62%|
|Larry Hebert - Elected||18,477||11.99%|
|Iain Angus - Elected||15,744||10.24%|
|Rebecca Johnson - Elected||14,201||9.22%|
|Aldo Ruberto - Elected||13,396||8.70%|
|House Richard Moorey||3,238||2.10%|
|Marvin Robert McMenemy||650||0.42%|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Rainy River|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||18,085||48.7%|
|Total valid votes||37,158||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||130||0.3%|
|2008 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Rainy River|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||14,478||40.3%|
|Total valid votes||35,910||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||105||0.3%|
|2006 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Rainy River|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||12,862||33.4%|
|Total valid votes||38,484||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||134||0.4%|
|2004 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Rainy River|
|New Democratic||John Rafferty||10,781||29.7%|
|Christian Heritage||Johannes Scheibler||267||0.7%|
|Total valid votes||36,300||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||162||0.4%|
|1988 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Atikokan|
|New Democratic||Iain Angus||13,132||35.9%|
|Progressive Conservative||Ken Boshcoff||11,454||31.3%|
|Total valid votes||36,629||100.0|
|1984 Canadian federal election: Thunder Bay—Atikokan|
|New Democratic||Iain Angus||14,715||41.5%|
|Progressive Conservative||Ken Boshcoff||12,040||34.0%|
|Total valid votes||35,459||100.0|
- "Ken Boshcoff - Mayor - Thunder Bay Votes Thunder Bay Votes". tbayvotes.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2014.