Pinsonneault to be PC candidate in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex

Chatham-Kent Councillor Steve Pinsonneault at the inaugral meeting in 2022 with the town crier, George Sims. Pinsonneault is the PC candidate in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

A Chatham-Kent municipal politician will be the Progressive Conservative’s candidate in the race to replace former Labour Minister Monte McNaughton.

The Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Progressive Conservative Association chose Steve Pinsonneault from Thamesville at a nomination meeting which was closed to the public Saturday morning in the wake of McNaughton’s nomination in September.

Pinsonneault, who has represented East Kent for 17 years around the Chatham-Kent council table, defeated Neal Roberts, the head of the Middlesex London Paramedic Service in a vote among members of the riding association.

Pinsonneault in a previous interview said he hoped to bring his municipal perspective to Queen’s Park.

The PC government is expected to call an election in the riding before April.