Oh God, we thank you for MPP Randy Pettapiece as he serves the people in his Riding of (Perth – Wellington) as Member, Standing Committee on Government Agencies, Critic, Government and Consumer Affairs, and Critic, Seniors' Issues. Lord, we pray You will give him the necessary wisdom to deal with contentious matters that may arise in each of these department. Give him the strength of character, integrity and ability to understand the complexities that he will face, especially in the area of Seniors’ Issues. And Lord, bless his family and may they be aware of Your Presence in their lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Randy Pettapiece is a trusted voice for our communities, our interests and our values. He works hard to represent Perth-Wellington at Queen’s Park – not the other way around.
A trusted voice for rural and small-town Ontario
- Randy has advocated for our interests on many issues including municipal infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, culture, and energy policy including wind turbines.
- While at Queen’s Park, Randy serves as official opposition critic for government and consumer services, seniors and the horse racing industry.
- In 2012, Randy successfully passed a resolution with strong support from all parties to address the rural-urban divide.
- In 2014, Randy received all-party support for his motion calling on the government to protect taxpayers and municipalities from higher municipal insurance premiums.
- Randy has relentlessly called attention to the doctor shortage facing communities in Perth-Wellington, calling on the government to act.
- Randy graduated from Ridgetown College of Agriculture and Technology. He moved to our area in 1967, when his parents bought a dairy farm near Monkton. On the farm, he learned firsthand the values of hard work and service to community.
- Randy has served as the official opposition’s critic to the Minster of Rural Affairs and as deputy critic to the Minister of Agriculture and Food.
- In 2013, Randy helped launch the PC Caucus’ agriculture policy white paper entitled Paths to Prosperity: Respect for Rural Ontario.
- Serving the community is second nature to Randy. As an elected councillor in the Municipality of North Perth, he worked with residents to develop and implement a complex infrastructure project.
- Randy is a dedicated volunteer and supporter of local community groups. He is a longtime leader in the Monkton Lions Club, working with other clubs throughout Midwestern Ontario.
- Randy and his wife, Jane, have been married for 41 years. They raised three boys, who are now married with children of their own.
- Jane and Randy love spending as much time as possible with their families – especially with their grandchildren.