Karen Vecchio

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Karen Vecchio

Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development
Assumed office
20 November 2015
LeaderRona Ambrose
Andrew Scheer
Preceded byJinny Sims
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Elgin—Middlesex—London
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byJoe Preston
Personal details
Karen Louise Martyn

(1971-03-06) March 6, 1971 (age 48)
St. Thomas, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Mike Vecchio (2005-present)
ResidenceLynhurst, Ontario
Alma materGeorgian College
University of Western Ontario
ProfessionExecutive Assistant

Karen Louise Vecchio MP (née Martyn; born March 6, 1971) is a Canadian politician who was elected as a Conservative party Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral ward Elgin—Middlesex—London during the 2015 Canadian federal election.[1]


Raised in Sparta, Ontario, prior to her election, Vecchio owned and operated the Coffee Grind in London, Ontario which she eventually sold, and joined the team at the New Sarum Diner, in Central Elgin where she continued in a management role.

In 2004, Vecchio started working for then Member of Parliament for Elgin—Middlesex—London, Joe Preston. Eventually becoming his Executive Assistant.[2]

Election results[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Karen Louise Vecchio 28,023 49.22 –8.83
Liberal Lori Baldwin-Sands 17,642 30.99 +17.57
New Democratic Fred Sinclair 8,771 15.41 –8.67
Green Bronagh Joyce Morgan 1,783 3.13 +0.11
Christian Heritage Michael Hopkins 529 0.93
Rhinoceros Lou Bernardi 185 0.32
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,933 100.00   $218,764.77
Total rejected ballots 230 0.40
Turnout 57,163 68.96
Eligible voters 82,892
Conservative hold Swing –13.20
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]


  1. ^ "Conservative Karen Vecchio cruised to victory in Elgin-Middlesex-London". Jennifer Bieman. St. Thomas Times-Journal. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ Karen Vecchio Official Website
  3. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Elgin—Middlesex—London, 30 September 2015
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine