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Ronald D. Cannan
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kelowna—Lake Country
|Preceded by||Werner Schmidt|
May 8, 1961 |
|Residence||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|Profession||advertising consultant, business manager|
Ronald "Ron" D. Cannan, PC (born May 8, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian Member of Parliament and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. An advertising consultant by profession, Cannan was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2006 federal election and represents the riding of Kelowna—Lake Country. Previously, he sat on Kelowna City Council from 1996 to 2005.
Prior to entering politics, Cannan was heavily involved in marketing and advertising sales. Previous experience includes self-employed business person in Alberta and British Columbia plus worked as an advertising consultant for the Kelowna Daily Courier newspaper, for Corus Entertainment (TV Advertising Sales), a marketing representative for Costco Wholesale, a sales supervisor for Coca-Cola, and a business manager for two Okanagan automobile dealerships.
Municipal politics (1996–2005)
Cannan was first elected to Kelowna City Council in the November 1996 civic election for a three-year term. He was successfully re-elected in the next two consecutive elections, and served a total of nine years on Kelowna City Council. During this time, he also served as a director for the Central Okanagan Regional District.
Federal politics (2006–present)
Cannan was approached by the Conservative Party of Canada to run for Member of Parliament (MP) of Kelowna—Lake Country following the retirement of four term incumbent Werner Schmidt. After winning the nomination in May 2005, Cannan was subsequently elected MP on January 23, 2006, in the 2006 federal election by capturing nearly fifty-percent of the vote. Cannan also was re-elected on October 14, 2008 with over 55% of the share of the votes.
In addition to his work on city council, Cannan was involved in the community. He served on the Okanagan Mainline Municipal Association executive for five years (including two years as president), and served two years as director on the Union of BC Municipalities Executive (UBCM). Cannan also sat on the Okanagan University College Access to Training Advisory Board, the Glenmore Elementary School Parents Advisory Council, the Kelowna Christian School Fundraising committee, the Central Okanagan Cycling Coalition, the South Glenmore Residents Association, and he was co-founder of Okanagan Volunteer Festival.
Both Ron and Cindy are active members of Willow Park Church in Kelowna where Ron is a drummer in the church band.
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|Conservative||Ron Cannan||31,902 ||55.98%|
|New Democrat||Tish Lakes||8,623||15.13%|
|Total valid votes||56,989||100%|
|Total rejected ballots||N/A||N/A|