|Preceded by Jack Ramsay|
Residence Camrose, Canada
Name Kevin Sorenson
|Profession businessman, farmer|
Political party Conservative
Spouse Darlene Sorenson
|Born November 3, 1958 (age 57)
Killam, Alberta (1958-11-03) |
Role Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Office Member of the Canadian House of Commons since 2001
Party Conservative Party of Canada
Children Kristen Sorenson, Ryan Sorenson
Books Canada's International Policy Put to the Test in Haiti: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
Kevin sorenson the tax answering machine
Kevin A. Sorenson (born November 3, 1958) is a Canadian politician and former Minister of state for Finance under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Sorenson is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Battle River-Crowfoot since 2000 (known as Crowfoot from 2000 to 2015). He has also been a member of the Canadian Alliance (2000–2003). He has served as the former Opposition critic to the Solicitor General, and of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Sorenson represents a riding that is very conservative even by the standards of rural Alberta; most of his territory has been held by a centre-right MP without interruption since 1935. He has won the riding by some of the largest margins ever recorded in Canadian politics. He was first elected in 2000, taking 70.5 percent of the vote, and since then has never dropped below 80 percent of the vote. In January 2006, he was re-elected with 82.5 per cent of the popular vote, the highest total recorded by a Conservative candidate in that election.
Sorenson used to chair the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, and now chairs the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
On July 15, 2013, Sorenson was named to cabinet by Prime Minister Harper as Minister of state for Finance. He served in this role until the end of the Harper Government on November 4, 2015.