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Mark Strahl

Mark Strahl
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Chuck Strahl
Personal details
Born (1978-03-26) March 26, 1978
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Profession Politician

Mark R. Strahl (born March 26, 1978) is a Canadian politician. He is the current Conservative Member of Parliament for the riding of Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon.[1] Strahl is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Life 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Mark has been serving the public for most of his working life. Starting as an intern in Ottawa with Opposition Leader Preston Manning, Mark also worked in the offices of former MP Grant McNally (Dewdney—Alouette) and MP Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission).

On May 2, 2011, Mark was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon. He served as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence from 2011 to 2013.

On December 13, 2012, Strahl was named the chair of the B.C./Yukon Conservative Caucus.

On September 20, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Strahl as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. [2]

Life

Strahl is the son of former Conservative MP and federal Cabinet Minister Chuck Strahl.

Strahl and his wife have been married since 1999; they have one son. They currently reside in Chilliwack, British Columbia

Election results

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mark Strahl 28,160 57.20 -5.12
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 12,691 25.78 +7.02
Liberal Diane Janzen 5,320 10.81 +2.29
Green Jamie Hoskins 2,706 5.50 -3.27
Western Block Clive Edwards 180 0.37
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 173 0.35 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,230 100.00
Total rejected ballots 152 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 49,382 58.99 +1
Eligible voters 83,713

References

  1. ^ Election 2011: Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Chilliwack's Strahl gets nod for role in dad's old ministry. Chilliwack Times, Sep 20, 2013.

External links

  • Mark Strahl – Parliament of Canada biography


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