Jim Brownell

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Jim Brownell
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by Jim McDonell
Constituency Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
In office
Preceded by John Cleary
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Political party Liberal
Occupation Teacher

Jim Brownell (born c. 1948) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2011. One of his distant ancestors, John Brownell, represented the same general region in the Upper Canadian parliament from 1808 to 1809.


Brownell has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. He was a teacher with the Upper Canada District School Board for thirty-two years. In 1992 completed the principal's qualification program at Queen's University. He has been involved with many local organizations, including the Lost Villages Historical Society and Museum. In 2002, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal by his community.


Brownell served for fourteen years as a councillor, deputy reeve and reeve in Cornwall Township and South Stormont Township.

Incumbent Stormont-Dundas-Charlottenburgh Liberal MPP John Cleary retired before the 2003 provincial election. Brownell won the party nomination to take his place as Liberal candidate. Although the election was expected to be close, he defeated Progressive Conservative Todd Lalonde by about 5500 votes.[1] On May 21, 2004, he was appointed parliamentary assistant to George Smitherman, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. He then served as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Monique Smith.

In the 2007 provincial election he was re-elected over PC candidate Chris Savard by 3,827 votes.[2] In 2009 he was appointed as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Consumer Services. On November 19, 2010, he announced that he would not run in the 2011 election.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jim Brownell 18,609 48.8 -2.38
Progressive Conservative Chris Savard 14,782 38.8 2.3
New Democratic Lori Taylor 2,795 7.3 3.01
Green Elaine Kennedy 1,678 4.4 -1.09
Family Coalition Lukas Bebjak 249 0.7
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jim Brownell 19,558 51.18 +3.19
Progressive Conservative Todd Lalonde 13,948 36.5 -9.97
Green Tom Manley 2,098 5.49
New Democratic Matt Z. Sumegi 1639 4.29 -0.47
Independent Gary Besner 968 2.53


  1. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 15 (xxiv). Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Another McGuinty Liberal bows out". Toronto Star. November 19, 2010. 

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