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Kevin Sorenson

The Honourable
Kevin A. Sorenson
Sorenson in 2014
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Battle River-Crowfoot
Assumed office
2015
Member of Parliament
for Crowfoot
In office
2000–2015
Preceded by Jack Ramsay
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1958-11-03) November 3, 1958
Killam, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Darlene Sorenson
Residence Camrose, Alberta
Profession businessman, farmer

Kevin A. Sorenson (born November 3, 1958) is a Canadian politician and Minister of state for Finance.

Sorenson is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Battle River-Crowfoot since 2000 (known as Crowfoot from 2000 to 2015). He has also been a member of the Canadian Alliance (2000–2003). He has served as the former Opposition critic to the Solicitor General, and of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Sorenson represents a riding that is very conservative even by the standards of rural Alberta; most of his territory has been held by a centre-right MP without interruption since 1935. He has won the riding by some of the largest margins ever recorded in Canadian politics. He was first elected in 2000, taking 70.5 percent of the vote, and since then has never dropped below 80 percent of the vote. In January 2006, he was re-elected with 82.5 per cent of the popular vote, the highest total recorded by a Conservative candidate in that election.

Sorenson is the chair of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

On July 15, 2013, Sorenson was named to cabinet by Prime Minister Harper as Minister of state for Finance.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ted Menzies
Minister of State for Finance
2013 – present
Succeeded by
none (incumbent)
Preceded by
Bernard Patry
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Foreign Affairs

May 4, 2006 – March 8, 2010
Succeeded by
Dean Allison

References

  1. ^ "A full list of the new and old faces in Stephen Harper's cabinet". The Globe and Mail. July 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 

External links

  • Kevin Sorenson – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Kevin Sorenson official website


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