Maria Van Bommel
|Maria Van Bommel|
|Preceded by||Marcel Beaubien|
|Succeeded by||Monte McNaughton|
|Spouse(s)||Rene van Bommel|
Maria Van Bommel is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. From 2003 to 2011, she was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the London area riding of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex for the Ontario Liberal Party.
Van Bommel attended the Centralia College of Agricultural Technology, Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario. Before entering politics, Van Bommel worked in farming, accounting and small business. She owns a poultry farm near Strathroy, Ontario. Van Bommel has served as a provincial director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and was a founding member of the Ontario Farm Women's Network and the Canadian Farm Women's Network. She also served for nine years on the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Board.
Van Bommel entered her political career at the municipal level, serving for two terms in East William Township.
In the 2003 provincial election, she defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Marcel Beaubien by about 3,500 votes in Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, a predominantly rural riding in the southwest region of the province.
Van Bommel served as the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, and served as co-chair of an "Industrial Pollution Action Team" formed by the provincial government. She also served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Monte McNaughton||19,379||45.7||+9.38|
|Liberal||Maria Van Bommel||12,423||29.3||-13.93|
|New Democratic||Joe Hill||8,882||21.0||+10.15|
|Family Coalition||Marinus Vander Vloet||350||0.83|
|Total valid votes||42,372||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Liberal||Maria Van Bommel||18,191||43.23||-1.88|
|Progressive Conservative||Monte McNaughton||15,281||36.32||-0.34|
|New Democratic||Joyce Jolliffe||4,522||10.75||-0.26|
|Family Coalition||Bill McMaster||547||1.30|
|Total valid votes||42,075||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Liberal||Maria Van Bommel||18,533||45.11||+2.17|
|Progressive Conservative||Marcel Beaubien||15,060||36.66||-8.34|
|New Democratic||Joyce Jolliffe||4,523||11.01||+1.42|
|Green||Tim Van Bodegom||1,133||2.76|
|Total valid votes||41,082||100.00|
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02.