Trevor Pettit

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Trevor Pettit
Ontario MPP
In office
1995–1999
Preceded byBrian Charlton
Succeeded byMarie Bountrogianni
ConstituencyHamilton Mountain
Personal details
Born (1951-03-14) March 14, 1951 (age 72)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceHamilton
OccupationSales executive

Trevor Pettit (born March 14, 1951) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Ontario legislature from 1995 to 1999 who represented the riding of Hamilton Mountain.

Background[edit]

Pettit was born in Hamilton. He worked as a sales director for a manufacturing company in neighbouring Dundas which is now part of Hamilton. He is married with two children.[1]

Politics[edit]

He was elected to the provincial legislature in the 1995 provincial election, defeating Liberal Marie Bountrogianni and incumbent New Democrat Brian Charlton finished third.[2] He sat in the backbenches of Mike Harris's government during his time in the legislature. He advocated the amalgamation of Hamilton with neighbouring municipalities, a policy initiative which was passed during the Harris government's second term.[3]

Pettit lost to Bountrigianni by about 2,500 votes in the 1999 provincial election.[4]

In 2010, he attempted to unseat incumbent Scott Duvall for the position of Hamilton city councillor in Ward Seven, but was unsuccessful.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Summary of the October 25, 2010 Hamilton, Ontario Ward Seven Councillor Election
Candidate Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Scott Duvall (incumbent) 9,027 57.61% +28.05%
Trevor Pettit 3,938 25.13% n/a
John Gallagher 1,899 12.12% +2.91%
Keith Beck 805 5.14% n/a
Total votes 16,173 100%
Registered voters 40,571 39.9 % +2.97%
Note: All Hamilton Municipal Elections are officially non-partisan.
Note: Candidate campaign colours are based on the prominent colour used in campaign items (signs, literature, etc.)
and are used as a visual differentiation between candidates.
Sources: Hamilton, Ontario, City Clerk's Office
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Marie Bountrogianni 19,076 40.25 +6.34
Progressive Conservative Trevor Pettit 16,397 34.60 -2.02
New Democratic Chris Charlton 10,622 22.41 -3.55
Green Kelli Gallagher 456 0.96
Family Coalition Jim Enos 426 0.90 -2.61
Natural Law Bob Danio 261 0.55
Independent Rolf Gerstenberger 159 0.34
Total valid votes 47,397 100.00
Source: Elections Ontario.[4]
1995 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Trevor Pettit 13,852 36.60 +16.14
Liberal Marie Bountrogianni 12,824 33.88 +14.16
New Democratic Brian Charlton 9,837 25.99 -33.81
Family Coalition Michael O'Grady 1,329 3.51
Total valid votes 37,822 100.00
Source: Elections Ontario.[2]

Later life[edit]

As of 2010, Pettit works as a government relations-energy consultant. He also an occasional guest columnist for local Hamilton newspapers.[6][7] In 2014, he retired to Costa Rica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Prokaska (25 May 1995). "Profile Hamilton Mountain". The Spectator. p. C2.
  2. ^ a b "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate (1995)". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Arnold, Steve (9 November 1996). "Local MPPs favour deal: Opposition members want to test public reaction". The Spectator. p. A2.
  4. ^ a b "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate (1999)". Elections Ontario. Archived from the original on March 3, 2021. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. ^ O'Reilly, Nicole (26 October 2010). "Ward 7 sticks with Duvall". The Spectator. p. A6.
  6. ^ Nolan, Daniel (14 October 2010). "Duvall denies voters want change: Ward 7 councillor facing challenges from former MPP and former councillor". The Spectator. p. A6.
  7. ^ Pettit, Trevor (29 April 2011). "This election, the choice is about stability: Conservatives got us through crisis; expensive change could derail success". The Spectator. p. A11.

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