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 61)
Chatham, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Geri Preston
Residence St. Thomas, Ontario
Profession Restaurateur
Website

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.

References[edit]

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