Mark Gerretsen

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Mark Gerretsen

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kingston and the Islands
Assumed office
November 12, 2015
Preceded byTed Hsu
Mayor of Kingston, Ontario
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2014
Preceded byHarvey Rosen
Succeeded byBryan Paterson
Personal details
John Mark Gerretsen

(1975-06-05) June 5, 1975 (age 44)[1]
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Vanessa Gerretsen
ParentsJohn Gerretsen (father)
ResidenceKingston, Ontario
Alma materQueen's University
St. Lawrence College

Mark Gerretsen MP (born June 5, 1975) is a Canadian politician. The current MP for Kingston and the Islands, he was 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, 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]

2015 Canadian federal election: 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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