David Orazietti

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The Honourable
David Orazietti
Ontario MPP
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003
Preceded by Tony Martin
Constituency Sault Ste. Marie
Personal details
Born (1968-11-12) November 12, 1968 (age 46)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Jane Orazietti
Children 2
Residence Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Occupation Teacher

David Michael Orazietti (born November 12, 1968) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2003. He represents the riding of Sault Ste. Marie. He is a member of cabinet in the government of Kathleen Wynne.

Background[edit]

Orazietti is a third-generation resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He worked as a teacher for the Algoma District School Board for ten years. He and his wife Jane live in Sault Ste. Marie with their two children.[1]

Politics[edit]

In 1997, Orazietti was elected to Sault Ste. Marie City Council in Ward One. He was re-elected to a second term in 2000.[2]

He ran in the provincial election of 2003 as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Sault Ste. Marie. He defeated New Democratic incumbent Tony Martin by 8,671 votes.[3] He was re-elected in the 2007, 2011, and 2014 elections.[4][5][6]

During his time in government Orazietti has held several Parliamentary Assistant roles supporting ministers of cabinet including Minister of Natural Resources (2005-2007, 2009-2011) and Minister of Northern Development and Mines (2007-2009). He also served as PA to premier Dalton McGuinty from 2001 to 2013. On February 11, 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne appointed him to cabinet as Minister of Natural Resources.[7] On June 24, 2014, Wynne appointed him to a second ministry, this time as Minister of Government and Consumer Services.[8]

Since his election, he has moved several Private member bills to improve such things as the Northern Health Travel Grant and expansion of Highway 17.

Cabinet positions[edit]

Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Tracy MacCharles Minister of Government and Consumer Services
2014-Present
Incumbent
Michael Gravelle Minister of Natural Resources
2013-2014
Bill Mauro

Provincial electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 17,490 58.53 +3.59
New Democratic Celia Ross 7,611 25.47 -5.40
Progressive Conservative Rod Fremlin 3,703 12.39 +0.56
Green Kara Flannigan 965 3.23 +1.46
Libertarian Austin Williams 115 0.38
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 16,104 54.94 -5.21
New Democratic Celia Ross 9,047 30.87 +4.48
Progressive Conservative Jib Turner 3,467 11.83 +4.58
Green Luke MacMichael 519 1.77 -2.55
Family Coalition Matthew Hunt 172 0.59 -1.3
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 19,313 60.15 +3.11
New Democratic Jeff Arbus 8,474 26.39 -5.96
Progressive Conservative Josh Pringle 2,329 7.25 -0.26
Green André Riopel 1,386 4.32 +3.07
Family Coalition Bill Murphy 605 1.89 +0.17
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Orazietti 20,050 57.04 +29.45
New Democratic Tony Martin 11,379 32.37 -10.86
Progressive Conservative Bruce Willson 2,674 7.61 -20.79
Family Coalition Al Walker 606 1.72
Green Dan Brosemer 441 1.25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Carol (December 18, 2008). "David, Jane and Olivia get an early Christmas gift". Soo Today. 
  2. ^ Mallan, Caroline (September 30, 2003). "Liberals broaden their horizons; High atop polls, McGuinty tours Tory, NDP ridings Party targeting areas once thought beyond its reach". Toronto Star. p. A6. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 13 (xxii). Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 15. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Sault Ste. Marie". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ontario's new cabinet". Waterloo Region Record (Kitchener, Ont). February 12, 2013. p. A3. 
  8. ^ Richard Brennan; Robert Benzie; Rob Ferguson (June 24, 2014). "Kathleen Wynne warns financial cupboard is bare". Toronto Star. 

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