Michael Harris (politician)

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This article is about a current Progressive Conservative MPP. For Mike Harris, Ontario Premier, 1995-2002, see Mike Harris.
Michael Harris
Michael Harris, Kitchener Conestoga MPP.jpg
Ontario MPP
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by Leeanna Pendergast
Constituency Kitchener—Conestoga
Personal details
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
Mount Forest, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Kitchener, Ontario
Occupation Sales manager

Michael Harris (born c. 1976) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is the Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who has represented the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga since 2011.

Background[edit]

Harris was born in 1976 and raised on a farm near Mount Forest, Ontario.[1] He worked in the sales department at Honeywell in Waterloo. He lives in Kitchener.[2]

Politics[edit]

In the 2007 provincial election, Harris ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga. He was defeated by Liberal Leeanna Pendergast by about 1,500 votes.[3] In the 2011 provincial election he ran against Pendergast again, this time defeating her by 3,700 votes.[4][2][5] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Wayne Wright by 1,794 votes.[6]

He is the party's critic for transportation issues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benzie, Robert; Ferguson, Rob (November 21, 2011). "Rookie MPPs poised to take their seats as legislature opens". The Guelph Mercury. p. B7. 
  2. ^ a b "Two new local Tory MPPs say they're fighting for families". The Waterloo Record. October 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Harris unseats Pendergast". The Waterloo Record. October 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Kitchener—Conestoga". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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