Stephanie Kusie

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Stephanie Kusie

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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Midnapore
Assumed office
April 3, 2017
Preceded by Jason Kenney
Personal details
Born 1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
Political party Conservative
Education University of Calgary (B.A.)
Rutgers University (M.B.A.)
Profession Diplomat

Stephanie Kusie MP (born 1973) is a Canadian politician and former diplomat who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on April 3, 2017.[2] She represents the electoral district of Calgary Midnapore as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.[2]

Kusie received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Calgary and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. She was chargé d'affaires for Canada to El Salvador and consul for Canada to Dallas, Texas. She served as policy advisor to Peter Kent on Latin America.[3]

Kusie ran for Calgary City Council in 2013 but did not win a seat. After the election, she worked on Preston Manning's Municipal Governance Project.[3]

Kusie describes her path to involvement in politics as starting with the research she did to earn her Citizenship Badge as a youth member of Girl Guides of Canada.[4]

Electoral record

Federal

Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017: Calgary Midnapore
Resignation of Jason Kenney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephanie Kusie 22,454 77.17 +10.44
Liberal Haley Brown 4,950 17.01 −5.64
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 735 2.53 −5.20
Green Ryan Zedic 625 2.15 −0.51
Christian Heritage Larry R. Heather 251 0.86
National Advancement Kulbir Singh Chawla 81 0.28
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,096 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots -
Turnout
Eligible voters 89,436
Conservative hold Swing +8.08

Municipal

Calgary Ward 12
Candidate Votes %
Shane A. Keating 11,942 71.5
Stephanie Kusie 4,766 28.5

References

  1. ^ http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Stephanie+Kusie+Council+candidate+Ward/8983119/story.html
  2. ^ a b "Conservative Kusie cruises to victory in Calgary-Midnapore, takes over for Kenney". 660 News, April 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Stephanie Kusie biography". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "5 Questions With… MP. Stephanie Kusie". futurecpleadersblog. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-12-01.


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