Tenzin is a proud, life-long resident of Clarington. From an early age, Tenzin has been committed to fighting for his community and the people he has been privileged to represent. As a Clarington Youth Councillor, Tenzin fought to make Clarington a better place for youth to live and work.
During his time on the Durham Youth Council, Tenzin was a strong advocate for lower transit fares, extending the GO Train to Bowmanville, and reducing youth unemployment. He continues to fight for these issues today. Tenzin is also a staunch believer in public accountability and transparency. When he was just 15, Tenzin raised questions about the lack of public disclosure of Clarington municipal council expenses.
While attending Bowmanville High School, Tenzin was elected Student Trustee for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. As Student Trustee, Tenzin represented approximately 31,000 elementary and secondary students from Clarington, Northumberland, and Peterborough. During his term, Tenzin defended the interests of students across the board and was a strong advocate for students in all regions and from all socio-economic backgrounds. One of Tenzin's key accomplishments as Student Trustee was improving student representation through the creation of an additional student trustee position.
Tenzin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.