Michelle Budiwski

Liberal candidate in the Spruce Woods Southern Manitoba race.

Michelle can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 431-541-1768 .

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Questionnaire Response

Michelle Budiwski - Spruce Woods

What key issues / topics will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

Spruce Woods communities have suffered in the shadows of a Winnipeg-centric provincial government. Investment and even a basic understanding of our unique and individual needs have been lacking.


I believe it is the job of our MLA to work with and for the people of our riding to ensure their needs are heard and met in government. In order to do that we need to elect representatives with the experience and tenacity to stand up to the status quo and even their own party to do what’s right for our communities.


Every municipality in Spruce Woods is unique with diverse advantages and challenges. In order to grow the economy and address the community needs for health care, infrastructure, senior care, education, agriculture, and business, our MLA must work closely with all of the people they represent. This includes municipal councils, community organizations, and residents to develop plans that will meet their needs and advocate for them in the legislature.


I am an entrepreneur who has built multiple businesses in Spruce Woods since relocating here in 2005, a mom of 4 and have decades of leadership experience working across business, social services and education. I am in a unique position to work with and understand the diverse needs of our area and have a long history of standing up to ensure that the voices of the previously ignored are heard.


I look forward to representing Spruce Woods as your next MLA.



News that mentions Michelle Budiwski

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Spruce Woods race nears finish line

30 September 2023

Brandon Sun - ...year that he would not seek re-election. (Kyle Darbyson/The Brandon Sun) Jackson’s primary opponent in this race is Manitoba Liberal candidate Michelle Budiwski, who announced her intention to run in June. Unlike Jackson, Budiwski comes from an entrepreneurial background, having run several businesses in...

Non-profits focus of town hall

22 September 2023

Brandon Sun - ...teacher Glen Simard (Brandon East), retired United Church minister Quentin Robinson (Brandon West) attended on behalf of the NDP. Entrepreneur Michelle Budiwski (Spruce Woods) and ACC instructor Trenton Zazalak (Brandon East) flew the flag of the Manitoba Liberals, while retired school principal Bill Marsh...

Jackson, Budiwski spar over parental rights

21 September 2023

Brandon Sun - ...Progressive Conservatives’ promise to enhance “parental rights” in the Public Schools Act. PC candidate Grant Jackson and Liberal candidate Michelle Budiwski, who are both vying for outgoing MLA Cliff Cullen’s seat, argued about whether the “parental rights” policy was really just a snitch line for...

Manitoba election 2023 results: Spruce Woods – Winnipeg

18 September 2023

Global News - ...night for a complete breakdown of up to the minute results. Candidates PC Manitoba: Grant Jackson New Democratic Party: Melissa Ghidoni Liberal: Michelle Budiwski

Candidate’s signs stolen, vandalized

13 September 2023

Brandon Sun - ...a day of her first campaign signs being put out, the Liberal candidate for Spruce Woods had several stolen. Later on, several of Michelle Budiwski’s signs were defaced with insults like “Liberal scum,” but she says she’s refusing to be bullied or intimidated. Manitoba’s election campaign kicked...

Le Parti libéral du Manitoba ne sera représenté que dans 49 des 57 circonscriptions

11 September 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...libérale fait mal Ouvrir en mode plein écran Une pancarte vandalisée de la candidate libérale dans la circonscription de Spruce Woods, Michelle Budiwski. Photo : (Facebook / Michelle Budiwski/) M. Lamont laisse également entendre qu’en raison de l'impopularité du Parti libéral fédéral dans...

Manitoba Liberals fail to field full slate of candidates in 2023 election

11 September 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...a way that they shouldn't be, so that makes it a challenge sometimes for people to get involved." A defaced sign for Spruce Woods Liberal candidate Michelle Budiwski. Party leader Dougald Lamont said anger toward the federal Liberals has been directed at his party, especially in more conservative rural...

Bergen opens Brandon PC office

6 September 2023

Brandon Sun - ...represented the constituency since 2011. In Brandon’s northern-most constituency, Spruce Woods, Jackson is being opposed by local entrepreneur Michelle Budiwski for the Liberals and Melissa Ghidoni for the NDP. It will be just the second election contested where Spruce Woods has incorporated part of the...

Balcaen seeks Tory nomination

26 June 2023

Brandon Sun - ...party’s nomination in Brandon West is retired teacher Bill Marsh, running for the Green Party of Manitoba. In Spruce Woods, local entrepreneur Michelle Budiwski has been selected as the Manitoba Liberal candidate. Isleifson is the only Brandon representative seeking re-election this fall. He’s being...

Zazalak eyes economic development

24 June 2023

Brandon Sun - ...Grant Jackson is the Tory nominee in the race to succeed Cullen, who announced late last year he would not run for re-election. Entrepreneur Michelle Budiwski is the Liberals’ nominee in that constituency. The only nominated candidate in Brandon West, where PC MLA and former minister Reg Helwer has also...