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Randy Kamp

Randy Kamp
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Dan Ruimy
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dewdney—Alouette
In office
June 28, 2004 – January 23, 2006
Preceded by Grant McNally
Personal details
Born (1953-08-30) August 30, 1953
Salmon Arm, BC
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ruth Kamp
Residence Maple Ridge, BC
Profession Manager, Executive Assistant
Portfolio Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Religion Baptist

Randy Kamp (born August 30, 1953) is a Canadian politician based in British Columbia. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2015.

Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Kamp grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and graduated from Maple Ridge Secondary School in 1971. He went on to complete a Bachelor's degree in theology at Simon Fraser University. He then studied linguistics at the graduate level. From 1985 to 1992, he and his family lived in the Philippines where he was regional director for an organization doing linguistic work among minority language groups. Kamp has also worked as a department store manager and administrative pastor and has served on the board of directors for a number of non-profit groups.

In 1997, Kamp was hired as the executive assistant to Grant McNally, the Member of Parliament for the Dewdney—Alouette riding from 1997 to 2004.

When McNally retired, Kamp decided to run for Parliament, and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Dewdney—Alouette during the 2004 federal election. In his first term, Kamp was promoted to the position of Official Opposition Critic for Fisheries and Oceans on the Pacific Coast and was elected Chair of the Conservative Crystal Meth Task Force.

On January 23, 2006, Kamp was re-elected to the House of Commons as the member for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission as his riding was now called. Shortly thereafter Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Kamp as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Loyola Hearn. He is also currently a member on the Standing Committee for Fisheries and Oceans.

Kamp voted in favor of motion 312, Stephen Woodworth's private member's bill that would have had Canada reexamine at what time human life begins.[1]

Kamp has been married to his wife Ruth for over thirty years, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

On January 31, 2015, Kamp announced that he would retire and not stand as a candidate in the next election, widely expected to occur in October 2015.[2][3]

Election history

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Randy Kamp 28,803 54.34% +2.53
     New Democratic Party Craig Speirs 18,835 35.53% +2.52
     Liberal Mandeep Bhuller 2,739 5.17% -1.46
Green Peter Tam 2,739 5.17% -1.46
Total valid votes 53,006 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 158 0.3%
Turnout 56,164 60.04%
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Randy Kamp 26,512 51.8%
     New Democratic Party Mike Bocking 16,894 33.0%
     Liberal Dan Olson 3,394 6.6%
Green Mike Gildersleeve 3,833 7.5%
Total valid votes 51171 99.7%
Total rejected ballots 137 0.3%
Turnout 51308 60.2%
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Randy Kamp 20,946 40.18% $76,400.47
     New Democratic Party Mike Bocking 18,225 34.96% $62,086.56
     Liberal Keith Henry 10,556 20.25% $42,446.84
Green Robert Hornsey 1,694 3.25%
Marijuana Dan Banov 327 0.62%
     Independent Erin Knipstrom 277 0.53%
Marxist–Leninist Frank Martin 95 0.18%
Total valid votes 52,120 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 128
Turnout 52,248 64.1%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Randy Kamp 18,490 38.50% $51,279
     New Democratic Party Mike Bocking 15,693 32.68% $34,357
     Liberal Blanche Juneau 10,500 21.86% $14,179
Green Tammy Lea Meyer 2,535 5.27% $1,789
     No affiliation Scott Etches 1,156 1.66% $707
Total valid votes 48,016 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 125 0.26%
Turnout 48,141 62.29%


  1. ^ Melnychuk, Phil. "The Maple Ridge News - Debate on abortion closed, for now". The Maple Ridge News. The Maple Ridge News. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (January 31, 2015). "B.C. Conservative MP Randy Kamp won’t seek re-election". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hooper, Roxanne (January 31, 2015). "Kamp calls it quits: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission MP will not seek re-election". Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 

External links

  • Constituency Website
  • Parliament of Canada website
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