A veteran area politician is getting back into the rat race but this time at the provincial level.
Daryl Kramp scored a resounding victory in the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addington and will represent the riding at Queen’s Park, as part of Ontario’s new PC government.
The longtime conservative MP tells Quinte News his name recognition helped in his victory and also credited his team for its work in running an “old school campaign”, knocking on thousands of doors.
Kramp says despite the leadership shuffle and some negative press on his party through the campaign, he tried to tune that out and focus on what was best for the riding.
Kramp garnered more than 50% of the vote, finishing well ahead of NDP newcomer Nate Smelle and the Liberal’s Tim Rigby.
You can see the final poll numbers from Hastings-Lennox and Addington below: