Mark Gerretsen

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Mark Gerretsen
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kingston and the Islands
Assumed office
November 12, 2015
Preceded by Ted Hsu
Mayor of Kingston, Ontario
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Harvey Rosen
Succeeded by Bryan Paterson
Personal details
Born John Mark Gerretsen
(1975-06-05) June 5, 1975 (age 42)[1]
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Vanessa Gerretsen
Children 2
Parents John Gerretsen (father)
Residence Kingston, Ontario
Alma mater Queen's University
St. Lawrence College

Mark Gerretsen, MP, (born June 5, 1975) is a Canadian politician and the current MP for Kingston and the Islands, he was previously mayor of Kingston, Ontario from 2010 to 2014. He was first elected in the 2010 municipal election.[2] He did not run for re-election to a second term in the 2014 election. He instead ran in the 2015 federal election and was elected as the Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands, replacing first-term Liberal MP Ted Hsu, who chose not to seek re-election.

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Gerretsen is a graduate of Queen's University and St. Lawrence College. First elected to Kingston City Council in 2006, for a four-year term, he is the son of Kingston's former mayor and former MPP, John Gerretsen.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Kingston and the Islands
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mark Gerretsen 36,421 55.37 +15.35
Conservative Andy Brooke 14,928 22.7 -11.36
New Democratic Daniel Beals 11,185 17.01 -4.61
Green Nathan Townend 2,933 4.46 +0.16
Libertarian Luke McAllister 305 0.46
Total valid votes/Expense limit 65,772 100.0     $227,403.43
Total rejected ballots 242
Turnout 66,014
Eligible voters 87,460
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
Kingston Mayoral Election, 2010 [1] Vote  %
Mark Gerretsen 17,096 56.41
Rob Matheson 6,905 22.78
Barrie Chalmers 5,486 18.10
John Last 377 1.24
Nathaniel Wilson 227 0.75
Kevin Lavalley 215 0.71


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