Your MP for Kingston and the Islands
House of Commons Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Your Candidate for Kingston and the Islands
Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen first entered municipal politics in 2006 and has served the citizens of Kingston for nearly a decade – most notably as Mayor from 2010 to 2014. As Mayor, Mark oversaw a number of key initiatives, including the creation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development to improve customer service for residents, businesses and developers, and the development of an Age-Friendly Plan to focus on making Kingston livable for seniors in the community. A tireless advocate of a strong, thriving local community, Mark is committed to Kingston becoming Canada's most sustainable city. In 2012 Mark was elected to represent the City of Kingston on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors. As a member of Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), he worked with municipal leaders across Ontario advancing such issues as payments in lieu of taxes, the integration of social services and increased investment in local infrastructure and affordable housing. Mark holds an Economics degree from Queen’s University and also attended St. Lawrence College for Computer Engineering. He currently lives in the Calvin Park area with his wife and son.