Kim Rudd

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Kim Rudd
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources
In office
December 2, 2015 – October 21, 2019
MinisterJim Carr
Preceded byKelly Block
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northumberland—Peterborough South
In office
October 19, 2015 – October 21 , 2019
Preceded byRick Norlock
Succeeded byPhilip Lawrence
Personal details
Born1957 or 1958 (age 61–62)[1]
Political partyLiberal

Kim E. Rudd (born 1957) is a Canadian politician and entrepreneur elected to the House of Commons of Canada to represent the riding of Northumberland - Peterborough South in the 2015 Canadian federal election.[2] She ran for reelection and was defeated in the 2019 Canadian federal election by more than 2,500 votes.[3]

Rudd is past president and owner of Willis College in Cobourg, co-founder of Cook School Day Care, and a past president of the Cobourg Chamber of Commerce.

Political Career[edit]

Kim Rudd served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources alongside being MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South from 2015-2018 when she announced she chose to step down to better represent her riding. While stepping down from Parliamentary Secretary, Rudd declared she would not be ruling out future opportunities for more responsibility in future government.[4]

On October 1st, 2019, Kim Rudd was named the chair of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus and will serve as a member of the standing committee on finance.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

Rudd has stated that she faced several challenges during her childhood. She had to take on many household responsibilities while she was about 9-10 years old due to her mother taking on a demanding job after an accident caused Rudd's alcoholic father to have to quit his job.[6] Her mother died in 1998 and had ran for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Ontario during the 1970's. Rudd is currently married to husband, Tom Rudd, with whom she has two daughters, Alison (adopted) and Stefanie.[7][6]

Before becoming involved in politics as a career, Rudd was a long-time advocate of childcare and previously worked on the creation of daycares in Cobourg.[8]

In 2011, Rudd was among six award recipients of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Contributions to economies locally, nationally, and globally were among the criteria for winning the award.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Northumberland—Peterborough South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Philip Lawrence 27,385 39.7 +0.14
Liberal Kim Rudd 24,977 36.2 -6.31
New Democratic Mallory MacDonald 9,615 13.9 -0.9
Green Jeff Wheeldon 5,524 8.0 +4.87
People's Frank Vaughan 1,460 2.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 68,961 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 484
Turnout 69,445 71.7
Eligible voters 96,841
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.23
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2015 Canadian federal election: Northumberland—Peterborough South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kim Rudd 27,043 42.51 +21.42 $114,323.76
Conservative Adam Moulton 25,165 39.56 -13.80 $135,349.14
New Democratic Russ Christianson 9,411 14.80 -5.79 $41,225.56
Green Patricia Sinnott 1,990 3.13 -1.55 $1,350.03
Total valid votes/Expense limit 63,609 100.00   $229,426.74
Total rejected ballots 267 0.42
Turnout 63,876 71.67
Eligible voters 89,128
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +17.61
Source: Elections Canada[11][12][13]
2011 Canadian federal election: Northumberland—Quinte West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rick Norlock 32,853 53.83 +5.11
Liberal Kim Rudd 12,822 21.01 -7.59
New Democratic Russ Christianson 12,626 20.69 +6.17
Green Ralph Torrie 2,733 4.48 -3.70
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,034
Total rejected ballots 184 0.30 -0.03
Turnout 61,218 64.64
Eligible voters 94,701

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Rudd, Northumberland-Peterborough South Liberal candidate ready to reinvigorate Canada". northumberlandnews.com. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Liberal Kim Rudd wins in Northumberland Peterborough-South: 2015 federal election results". NorthumberlandNews.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Heeger, Sean (October 22, 2019). "UPDATE: Northumberland-Peterborough South Liberal candidate Kim Rudd not defeated by election loss". NorthumberlandNews.com. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rudd Steps Down from Parliamentary Secretary Position". Cobourg Now - News Magazine. August 31, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "MP Kim Rudd tackling new responsibilities". NorthumberlandNews.com. October 2, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Kim Rudd: Candidate for the Liberal Party | Trent Hills Now". Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Cobourg entrepreneur among best in Canada". NorthumberlandNews.com. December 5, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kim Rudd: Candidate for the Liberal Party | Trent Hills Now". Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Northumberland—Peterborough South, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  13. ^ Elections Canada - Preliminary Results 2015-10-20