Meet Tom Dingwall

Tom was born and raised in Durham region. He and his wife Arlene have been married 22 years. They’re the proud parents of two teenage boys, who they hope will make the same choice they did – to live and work in Durham region.

Tom started his career with the Durham Regional Police Service when he was just 18 years old, working at the Ajax station. Since then, Tom has worked in some of the most difficult and stressful areas of police work, including homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and most recently Professional Standards, where he investigates allegations of police misconduct.

Tom is also a real-estate agent and is acutely aware of the challenges of affordability for first-time homebuyers. In 2018 Tom took his first step into politics when ran for Durham Regional Chair. Then and now, Tom was driven by a desire to address long-standing issues he's witnessed in his career - including addressing mental health issues, under staffing of front-line services, and waste and mismanagement in government.