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Guest Speakers at 2019 Sarnia Lambton Conservative Association Annual Meeting
March 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for breakfast with Marilyn Gladu & Special Guest Speaker: Karen Vecchio
Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London
Official Opposition Shadow Minister for
Families, Children and Social Development
Background on Karen Vecchio
Karen was first elected on October 19, 2015 to represent the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London in the 42nd Parliament.
Following the election of the Interim Leader, Karen received the role as Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development. Andrew Scheer, the Leader of the Official Opposition, named Karen as Shadow Minister for this portfolio in August, 2017. She is a Member of the Conservative Party Shadow Cabinet, Chair of the Status of Women Committee, Chair of the Conservative Social Development Advisory Caucus, Member of the Auto Caucus, Tourism Caucus, Seniors Caucus, Anti-Poverty Caucus, Agricultural Caucus, Great Lakes Caucus, Restaurant and Hospitality Caucus, ALS Caucus, and the Juvenile Diabetes Caucus.
In her role as the Shadow Minister, Karen deals with issues related to housing and homelessness, poverty, childcare, as well as issues related to youth and seniors.
Karen’s experience as an Executive Assistant to a former Member of Parliament provided her with a greater understanding of federal government programs and their connection to individuals, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses in the community.
In her personal capacity, Karen is married to Mike Vecchio and they have 5 children. She is very proud of her rural roots and strong family core values.