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
Born
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]

Biography[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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
Turnout
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

References[edit]

  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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