|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Jim Brownell|
|Mayor of South Glengarry|
|Preceded by||Charles Sangster|
|Succeeded by||Ian McLeod|
|Born||1954 (age 62–63)
South Glengarry, Ontario
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Jim McDonell (born c. 1954) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. He has been an MPP since 2011. He was mayor of the township of South Glengarry, Ontario from 2003 to 2011.
McDonell was born and raised on a dairy farm in South Glengarry, Ontario. He attended Queen's University where he earned a degree in Engineering. He worked for Bell Canada for over 30 years in a number of roles. He and his wife Margie live in Williamstown, Ontario where they raised their three children.
In the 2011 provincial election he ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. He defeated Liberal candidate Mark MacDonald by 13,050 votes. He was easily re-elected in the 2014 election.
He is the party's critic for Government and Consumer Services.
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- "Results from Eastern Ontario rural municipalities". The Ottawa Citizen. November 15, 2000. p. C3.
- Harvey, Bob (November 11, 2003). "Nine-year veteran tossed in Carleton Place". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B10.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 17. Retrieved 2014-03-02.[permanent dead link]
- "McDonell ready for Queen's Park". Cornwall Standard Freeholder. October 7, 2011.
- "General Election by District: Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.