Randy Hope

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Randy Hope
Mayor of Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Assumed office
Preceded by Diane Gagner
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Maurice Bossy
Succeeded by Jack Carroll
Constituency Chatham—Kent
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Kent County, Ontario
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Occupation Labour executive

Randy R. Hope (born c. 1959) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is the mayor of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. He also served as a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.


Hope was involved in the labour movement before entering political life. He served as a plant worker at Rockwell International, and was president of the Canadian Auto Workers Local 1941 in Tilbury, Ontario from 1985 to 1990.[1] He also served as president of the Chatham and District Labour Council from 1988 to 1990, and was an area coordinator of the Coalition for Social Justice.

Provincial politics[edit]

Hope was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1990 provincial election. He defeated Maurice Bossy, the Liberal Party incumbent, by almost 4,000 votes in Chatham—Kent.[2] The NDP won a majority government and Hope served as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services from 1990 to 1995.[3] In March 1995, he announced a government grant of $2.9 million in Kent County. Hope also supported the domestic production of ethanol during his time in government.

In the 1995 provincial election Hope was defeated finishing third behind winner Progressive Conservative Jack Carroll.[4]

Municipal politics[edit]

In 2006, Hope was elected mayor of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario.[5] He was re-elected in 2010.[6]


  1. ^ "Rockwell workers support strike". The Windsor Star. April 18, 1988. p. A5. 
  2. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12. 
  3. ^ Barrick, Frances (May 10, 1991). "16,000 in Ontario to remain jobless after recession, Chatham MPP says". Kitchener - Waterloo Record. p. B4. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ Williamson, Doug (November 18, 2006). "Asian power firm wooed". The Windsor Star. p. A2. 
  6. ^ Terfloth, Trevor (October 27, 2010). "Hope wins second term". Chatham Daily News. 

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