Costas Menegakis

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Costas Menegakis
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Richmond Hill
In office
May 30, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Bryon Wilfert
Succeeded by Majid Jowhari
Personal details
Born (1959-01-12) January 12, 1959 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Costas Menegakis (born January 12, 1959) is a Canadian former politician. He was elected to represent the electoral district of Richmond Hill in the 2011 Canadian federal election as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.[1]

In the 2011 federal election, Menegakis was the riding's Conservative candidate and won the seat by defeating Liberal incumbent Bryon Wilfert by 4,407 votes.

Within Richmond Hill, Menegakis continues to contribute his time to many worthwhile community organizations. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Rotary Club of York. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Accessible Channel, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Chief's Community Advisory Council, the Empire Club of Canada and various Canadian Hellenic organizations.

Menegakis was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2013.[2]

Menegakis sat on the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, as well as of several Parliamentary Associations and Interparliamentary Friendship Groups.

Menegakis is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Diamond Jubilee Medal.

In the 2015 federal election, Menegakis was defeated by Liberal candidate Leona Alleslev in the newly created Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill riding.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Costas Menegakis 22,078 44.14 +8.45
Liberal Bryon Wilfert 17,671 35.33 -11.66
New Democratic Adam DeVita 8,433 16.86 +6.97
Green Cameron Hastings 1,832 3.66 -3.75
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,014 100.00
Total rejected ballots 221 0.44 -0.05
Turnout 50,235 55.96 +3.91
Eligible voters 89,765

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