Chris Warkentin

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Chris Warkentin
MP
Chris Warkentin MP 2014.jpg
Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture
In office
November 20, 2015 – September 14, 2016
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Malcolm Allen
Succeeded by David Anderson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Grande Prairie—Mackenzie
Peace River (2006-2015)
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded by Charlie Penson
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs
In office
23 June 2011 – 18 February 2015
Minister John Duncan
Bernard Valcourt
Preceded by Bruce Stanton
Succeeded by Blake Richards
Personal details
Born (1978-11-20) November 20, 1978 (age 38)
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Michelle Warkentin
Residence Grande Prairie, Alberta
Profession construction executive
Religion Christian

Chris Warkentin (born November 20, 1978) is a businessman and Conservative politician in Alberta, Canada.

Warkentin was born in Grande Prairie and raised on the family farm east of Grande Prairie, near the Town of Debolt. [1] He is an alumnus of the PRBI, and also studied business and marketing at Grande Prairie Regional College before going on to own and operate a custom home building company.

Warkentin was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Peace River in the 2006 federal election and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie—Mackenzie. He has served on the board of his local constituency association and has been involved with the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance.

In 2011 Chris was named to the Red Tape Reduction Commission – a group assembled by Prime Minister Harper to help reduce unnecessary red-tape hampering small- and medium-sized businesses.

Chris served as the Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Committee from 2011 to 2015. In February 2015, Chris was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Grande Prairie—Mackenzie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 38,895 72.9 -3.23
Liberal Reagan Johnston 7,819 14.7 +11.53
New Democratic Saba Mossagizi 4,343 8.1 -7.31
Green James David Friesen 1,673 3.1 -0.63
Libertarian Dylan Thompson 613 1.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,343 100.0     $267,949.83
Total rejected ballots 158
Turnout 53,501 66.45
Eligible voters 80,511
Conservative hold Swing -7.38
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 36,334 75.76 +6.25 $103,279
New Democratic Jennifer Villebrun 7,740 16.14 +1.73 $23,470
Green Wayne John Kamieniecki 1,702 3.55 -3.14 $1,379
Liberal Corina Ganton 1,481 3.09 -4.68 $5,605
Independent Russ Toews 359 0.75 $204
Rhinoceros Donovan Eckstrom 345 0.72 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,961 100.00
Total rejected ballots 128 0.27 -0.03
Turnout 48,089 49.70 +4.99
Eligible voters 96,759
Conservative hold Swing 3.99
Canadian federal election, 2008: Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 29,550 69.51 +12.54 $48,906
New Democratic Adele Boucher Rymhs 6,124 14.41 +3.28 $19,142
Liberal Liliane Coutu-Maisonneuve 3,303 7.77 +5.51 $8,462
Green Jennifer Villebrun 2,843 6.69 +4.43 $1,612
Canadian Action Edwin Siggelkow 373 0.88 $4,711
Libertarian Mélanie Simard 316 0.74 $1,312
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,509 100.00 $118,949
Total rejected ballots 129 0.30 +0.07
Turnout 42,638 44.71 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing +4.63
Canadian federal election, 2006: Peace River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Chris Warkentin 27,785 56.97 -8.15 $61,636
Independent Bill Given 9,882 20.26 $101,905
New Democratic Susan Thompson 5,427 11.13 +0.02 $20,836
Liberal Tanya Kappo 4,573 9.38 -9.58 $4,298
Green Zane Lewis 1,102 2.26 -2.53 $0
Total valid votes 48,769 100.00
Total rejected ballots 113 0.23 -0.06
Turnout 48,882 54.7 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing -14.2

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