Pam Damoff

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Pam Damoff
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Oakville North—Burlington
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded bydistrict created
Oakville Town Councillor
In office
December 1, 2010 – October 26, 2015
Preceded byCathy Duddeck
Succeeded byRay Chisholm
ConstituencyWard 2
Personal details
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceOakville, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario

Pam Damoff MP is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Oakville North—Burlington in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.

Personal history[edit]

Pam Damoff attended the University of Western Ontario, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1] She spent 27 years working in financial and investment banking positions and the last 11 year as a self-employed consultant, while she focused on the community.[2] Damoff has lived in Oakville since 1992.[2]

Political career[edit]

Damoff was elected to the Oakville Town Council representing Ward 2 in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. During her time on council, she served on the Oakville Public Library Board, the budget committee and the Oakville Tourism Partnership. She was recognized as an advocate for active transportation and better cycling infrastructure in Oakville. Damoff is the chair of Oakville’s Terry Fox Run and was the chair of the Oakville Santa Claus Parade.[2]

Oakville Ward 6 councilor Max Khan was the initial Liberal Party candidate for Oakville North—Burlington in the 2015 federal election, but he died suddenly in March 2015, leaving a need to nominate a new candidate.[3] Damoff announced her candidacy for the nomination on April 29, 2015, with the support of Khan's father.[2] She subsequently secured the nomination, and narrowly won the following general election.[4]

Damoff was named vice-chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women in December 2015.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Oakville North—Burlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Pam Damoff 28,415 46.7 +19.73
Conservative Effie Triantafilopoulos 26,342 43.3 -10.86
New Democratic Janice Best 4,405 7.2 -8.31
Green Adnan Shahbaz 968 1.6 -1.5
Libertarian David Clement 666 1.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,796 100.0     $222,022.86
Total rejected ballots 272
Turnout 61,068
Eligible voters 85,462
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Michael (20 October 2014). "Oakville Votes: Pam Damoff, Ward 2 Town Council candidate". The Oakville Beaver. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Lea, David (29 April 2015). "Damoff to seek Liberal nomination for Oakville North-Burlington". The Oakville Beaver. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ Hall, Diana (29 March 2015). "Oakville town Councillor Max Khan dies". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ Le, Julia (20 October 2015). "UPDATED: Liberal Pam Damoff takes new Oakville North—Burlington MP seat". The Oakville Beaver. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Complete File - DAMOFF, Pam". Library of Parliament. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Oakville North—Burlington, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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