Randy Pettapiece

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Randy Pettapiece
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Perth—Wellington
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by John Wilkinson
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 68–69)
Cottam, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Businessman

Randy Pettapiece (born c. 1949) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Perth—Wellington. He has been an MPP since 2011.

Background[edit]

Pettapiece was born and raised on a farm near Cottam, Ontario.[1] He owns a decorating business.[2]

Politics[edit]

Pettapiece served two terms as a councillor for the township of North Perth, Ontario.[2]

In the 2011 provincial election, he ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Perth—Wellington. He defeated Liberal incumbent John Wilkinson by 210 votes.[2][3] He was re-elected in the 2014 election defeating Liberal candidate Stewart Skinner by 2,486 votes.[4]

He is the party's critic for Community and Social Services and for Horse Racing.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Randy Pettapiece 15,996 39.00 -1.09
Liberal Stewart Skinner 13,510 32.94 -6.59
New Democratic Romayne Smith Fullerton 7,768 18.94 +3.18
Green Chris Desjardins 2,000 4.88 +2.40
Family Coalition Irma DeVries 789 1.92 +0.23
Libertarian Scott Marshall 411 1.00
Independent Matthew Murphy 343 0.84
Freedom Robby Smink 198 0.48 +0.04
Total valid votes 41,015 100.00
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.75
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Randy Pettapiece 14,282 40.6 +8.6
Liberal John Wilkinson 13,652 38.8 -6.8
New Democratic Ellen Papenburg 5,596 15.9 +5.8
Green Chris Desjardins 877 2.5 -5.3
Family Coalition Irma DeVries 611 1.7 -0.3
Freedom Robby Smink 158 0.4 0.0
Total valid votes 35,176 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Chris (April 3, 2013). "'Red tape' angers farmers". The Windsor Star. p. A5.
  2. ^ a b c "Pettapiece unseats Wilkinson". London Free Press. October 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  4. ^ "General Election by District: Perth-Wellington". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ontario PC Party - Our Team".
  6. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 070 Perth-Wellington". Archived from the original on 14 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

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