Dave Epp is a third-generation Leamington farmer with a Bachelor of Theology, whose family farm grows processing vegetables and cash crops, and describes himself as a common-sense conservative.

Dave has been active in agricultural, community and sports organizations his entire life growing up in the Essex Kent area. He is a former single-engine pilot who enjoys fastball, hockey and golf; and loves a good choir. Dave and his wife of over 35 years, Charlene, have four grown daughters.

Dave’s experience has also included being Ontario/Quebec Regional Representative for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank; a member of the Municipal Committee of Adjustment, Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council; Leamington Flyers Hockey Club Board of Directors, as well as having served as Chairman of Agricorp, Ontario Process Vegetable Growers, and Ontario Tomato Research Institute.

Since becoming a Member of Parliament, Dave has served as Deputy Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. Currently, he sits on the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. He has also been involved in a wide variety of local issues including shoreline erosion, abandoned and orphaned gas wells, senior care and many others.

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