Todd Stone

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Todd Stone

Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Kamloops-South Thompson
Assumed office
May 14, 2013
Preceded byKevin Krueger
Personal details
Born1971/1972 (age 47–48)[1]
Political partyBC Liberals
Spouse(s)Chantelle Stone
Children3

Todd Graham Stone (born 1972) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2013 provincial election.[2] He represents the electoral district of Kamloops-South Thompson as a member of the British Columbia Liberal Party. After being elected to the 40th Parliament, Stone was appointed as the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Upon reelection in the May 2017 provincial election, Stone was appointed as the Official Opposition Critic for Municipal Affairs.[3]

In October 2017, Stone entered the race to replace Christy Clark as the Leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party.[4]

Background[edit]

He is the founder and CEO of a Kamloops-based software company. He serves on the board of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo United Way (though currently on leave), and served for over six years as vice-chair of the board of governors of Thompson Rivers University. He also served on the boards of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Kamloops Ventures Fund (VCC) Inc., ACETECH, and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). In addition, he was an active contributor to the Friends of UCC University Society and the Friends of the Kamloops Airport.

In his role as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Stone increased speeding limits to 120 km/h on rural highways and introduced legislation for ticketing improper use of passing lanes. [5]

Stone has been actively involved in the British Columbia Liberal Party since the 1990s.[6] He has lived in both Vancouver and Victoria,[7] and has been a Kamloops resident for 28 years. He met his wife, Chantelle, during an election campaign. As of 2017, they have been married for 17 years and have three daughters together, aged 7-13.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Kamloops-South Thompson
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Todd Stone 14,409 56.56
New Democratic Nancy Bepple 5,479 21.51
Green Donovan Cavers 5,214 20.47
Libertarian Jessica Lea Bradshaw 274 1.08
Communist Beat Klossner 99 0.39
Total valid votes 25,475 100.00
Source: Elections BC[9]
British Columbia general election, 2013: Kamloops-South Thompson
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Todd Stone 14,956 57.11 +3.25 $158,697
New Democratic Tom Friedman 9,204 35.15 +0.25 $85,161
Conservative Peter Sharp 1,603 6.12 +1.44 $8,900
Independent Brian Alexander 425 1.62 $6,135
Total valid votes 26,188 100.00
Total rejected ballots 157 0.60
Turnout 26,345 62.18
Source: Elections BC[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Stone unturned Klassen, Andrea. Kamloops This Week [Kamloops, B.C] 20 May 2013: 1.
  2. ^ "Early results: Interior of B.C.". Global News, May 14, 2013.
  3. ^ http://toddstonemla.ca/628-2/
  4. ^ https://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/liberal-leadership-will-it-be-stone-on-the-throne
  5. ^ Smart, Amy (April 18, 2015). "Stone admits speeding to catch ferry". Times - Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. p. A1.
  6. ^ http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/stone-tours-region-seeking-liberal-leadership-nod-1.23069828
  7. ^ https://toddstone.ca/about/
  8. ^ https://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/liberal-leadership-will-it-be-stone-on-the-throne
  9. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.