Jane McKenna

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Jane McKenna
Ontario MPP
In office
2011–2014
Preceded by Joyce Savoline
Succeeded by Eleanor McMahon
Constituency Burlington
Personal details
Born (1959-10-22) October 22, 1959 (age 57)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Tim McKenna
Children 5
Residence Burlington, Ontario
Occupation Businessperson

Jane McKenna (born October 22, 1959) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2014 who represented the riding of Burlington.

Background[edit]

McKenna is a long-time resident of Burlington, Ontario. She worked for an advertising firm and founded her own company called Rainmaker Consulting. She and her husband Tim raised five children.[1]

Politics[edit]

In 2010, McKenna ran for the municipal election in Burlington's ward 1 but lost to incumbent councillor Rick Craven.[2]

McKenna was elected in the 2011 election in the riding of Burlington. She beat Liberal candidate Karmel Sakran by 2,152 votes.[3][4] While MPP, McKenna served as Critic for the portfolios of Economic Development, Trade & Employment; Government Services and Children and Youth Services.

McKenna was defeated by Liberal candidate Eleanor McMahon in the 2014 election on June 12, 2014.[5] She supported Patrick Brown in his successful bid to become leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.[6]

In December 2016 McKenna won the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination by a margin of 41 votes for Burlington, her old riding. She will represent the PC party in the 2018 Ontario General Election.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McKenna challenger for PC nomination". The Burlington Post. June 27, 2011. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Little, Joan (August 17, 2010). "Lots of shuffling, sniffing for ward seats". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A9. 
  3. ^ "McKenna holds fort for PCs". Hamilton Spectator. October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 3. Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Liberal Eleanor McMahon breaks Tory tradition in Burlington". Toronto Star. June 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Nolan, Daniel (May 11, 2015). "Brown gets lion's share of Hamilton Tory votes". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A1. 
  7. ^ "Reevely: Burlington Progressive Conservatives appeal their riding's nomination vote". Ottawa Citizen. December 7, 2016. 

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