Mark Gerretsen

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Mark Gerretsen

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kingston and the Islands
Assumed office
November 12, 2015
Preceded byTed Hsu
Mayor of Kingston, Ontario
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Preceded byHarvey Rosen
Succeeded byBryan Paterson
Personal details
John Mark Gerretsen

(1975-06-05) June 5, 1975 (age 44)[1]
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Vanessa Gerretsen
ParentsJohn Gerretsen (father)
ResidenceKingston, Ontario
Alma materQueen's University
St. Lawrence College

Mark Gerretsen MP (born June 5, 1975) is a Canadian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Kingston and the Islands since 2015.[2]


Born in Kingston, Gerretsen is a graduate of Queen's University and St. Lawrence College. First elected to Kingston City Council in 2006, for a four-year term, he is the son of Kingston's former mayor and former MPP, John Gerretsen.


Gerretsen is the current MP for Kingston and the Islands. Previously, he was mayor of Kingston, Ontario from 2010 to 2014. He was first elected in the 2010 municipal election.[3] He did not run for re-election to a second term in the 2014 election. He instead ran in the 2015 federal election and was elected as the Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands, replacing first-term Liberal MP Ted Hsu, who chose not to seek re-election. In 2019, he was re-elected.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Gerretsen 30,688 45% -9.37%
New Democratic Barrington Walker 15,592 23.4% +6.39%
Conservative Ruslan Yakoviychuk 12,808 19.2% -3.5%
Green Candice Christmas 5,867 8.8% +4.19%
People's Andy Brooke 1,717 2.6%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Canada[5]
Kingston Mayoral Election, 2010 [1] Vote %
Mark Gerretsen 17,096 56.41
Rob Matheson 6,905 22.78
Barrie Chalmers 5,486 18.10
John Last 377 1.24
Nathaniel Wilson 227 0.75
Kevin Lavalley 215 0.71


  1. ^ Greetings From Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen Archived 2014-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Whig-St, The; Whig-St, ard More from The; October 22, ard Published on:; October 22, 2019 | Last Updated:; Edt, 2019 11:42 Am (2019-10-22). "Gerretsen wins again in Kingston and the Islands". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2019-10-27.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ "New mayor, new faces on council". Kingston Whig-Standard, October 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "Mark Gerretsen wins Kingston and the Islands". CBC News. Ottawa. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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