Kevin Parsons (politician)

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Kevin Parsons
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Cape St. Francis
Assumed office
September 12, 2008
Preceded by Jack Byrne
Mayor of Flatrock, NL
In office
2005–2008
Personal details
Born 1961
Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative
Children Nicole Parsons
David Parsons
Residence Flatrock
Alma mater College of the North Atlantic
Profession Technician
Religion Roman Catholic

Kevin Parsons, Jr. MHA, (born 1961) is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He currently serves as the Caucus Chair for the Progressive Conservative Party. Parsons has represented the electoral district of Cape St. Francis in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly since 2008. He has previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development. Prior to entering provincial politics Parsons was the Mayor of Flatrock.

Provincial politics[edit]

A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, Parsons was elected in a by-election on August 27, 2008, following the death of longtime Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly and former cabinet minister Jack Byrne.[1] His father Kevin Sr. represented the district from 1986 and 1993.

Electoral record[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 4,086 66.34 +6.96
Liberal Geoff Gallant 1,613 26.19 +23.26
New Democratic Mark Gruchy 460 7.47 30.22
Total valid votes 6,159 100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 4,132 59.38 -9.59
New Democratic Geoff Gallant 2,623 37.69 +14.29
Liberal Joy Buckle 204 2.93 -4.70
Total valid votes 6,959 99.47
Newfoundland and Labrador provincial by-election, August 27, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Kevin Parsons 2,865 68.97 -8.86
New Democratic Kathleen Connors 972 23.40 +12.78
Liberal Tonia Power-Mercer 317 7.63 -3.91
Total valid votes 4,154

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tories sweep Newfoundland and Labrador byelections". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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