Joe Preston (politician)

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Joseph Preston
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Elgin—Middlesex—London
In office
June 28, 2004 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Gar Knutson
Succeeded by Karen Vecchio
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Procedure & House Affairs
In office
March 6, 2007 – August 2, 2015
Minister Peter Van Loan
Jay Hill
John Baird
Peter Van Loan
Preceded by Gary Goodyear
Succeeded by Larry Bagnell
Personal details
Born (1955-06-14) June 14, 1955 (age 62)
Chatham, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Geri Preston
Residence St. Thomas, Ontario
Profession Restaurateur

Joseph "Joe" Preston (born June 14, 1955 in Chatham, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and was the Conservative[1] Member of Parliament representing Elgin—Middlesex—London riding from 2004 to 2015.

He defeated Liberal incumbent Gar Knutson in the 2004 federal election. He was re-elected in the 2006, 2008 and 2011 federal elections. He did not re-offer in 2015 and retired from parliament.

Prior to being an MP, he was an entrepreneur in St. Thomas, Ontario and was active in local politics.


  1. ^ Bejermi, John Zeyad (2008-01-01). Canadian parliamentary handbook. Borealis Press. p. 345. Retrieved 6 July 2011.