Michael Harris (politician)
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
October 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Leeanna Pendergast|
May 10, 1979 |
Mount Forest, Ontario
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Harris was raised on a farm near Mount Forest, Ontario. He worked in the sales department at Honeywell in Waterloo before being elected as MPP for Kitchener- Conestoga in 2011. He now lives in Kitchener with his family.
In the 2007 provincial election, Harris ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga. He was defeated by Liberal Leeanna Pendergast by about 1,500 votes. In the 2011 provincial election he ran against Pendergast again, this time defeating her by 3,700 votes. He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Wayne Wright by 1,794 votes.
Harris is currently the critic of Transportation and Innovation.
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