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Kevin Falcon is a Canadian financial executive and a provincial politician who is the leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party as of 2022, and the Leader of the Opposition as of May 2022. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the district of Vancouver-Quilchena, being elected in a by-election in April 2022. He formerly served as the MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale as a member of the BC Liberals from 2001 to 2013. He served as both the 12th deputy premier of British Columbia and the province’s minister of Finance. On April 30, he was elected as MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena in a by-election.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Occupation||Politician, Financial Executive|
Kevin Falcon was born in 1963 (age 59 years) in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father Brian sold vacation homes; his mother Jacqueline was a nurse. The Falcon family would eventually suffer two tragedies — Kevin’s father developed the neuromuscular disorder Shy-Drager Syndrome, and in 1986 his older brother Greg died from complications after a serious horse riding accident. Falcon worked in insurance after graduating from a private Catholic high school Vancouver College. Falcon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Kevin Falcon decided to study political science at SFU after being involved with the Social Credit (Socred) party in the 1980s. He was a member of the Young Socreds on campus while future Premier Christy Clark was also at SFU. After graduation, he was part of a movement to revitalize the right-wing municipal party in Surrey that saw Doug McCallum upset incumbent mayor Bob Bose of the NDP-affiliated Surrey Civic Electors party in 1996 and the election to the council of future mayor Dianne Watts.
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Falcon set up a communications consultancy (Access Group) in 1998. His major step into provincial politics was as a lead organizer of the “Total Recall” effort to recall a number of BC New Democratic Party MLAs in 1999. After replacing incumbent Bonnie McKinnon as the Liberal nominee, he was first elected in 2001 as a BC Liberal to represent the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale and was re-elected in the 2005, and 2009 elections.
His first cabinet appointment was in the newly created position of Minister of State for Deregulation which earned kudos from business and industry for cutting government ‘red tape.’ In January 2004, after police “raided” the legislature to investigate corruption in the sale of BC Rail, Kevin Falcon replaced Judith Reid as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
As transport minister, Kevin Falcon changed the governance structure of TransLink to reduce the oversight by municipal representatives. He also introduced the Gateway Program, a $3 billion regional transportation strategy for Metro Vancouver that launched the construction of the new Port Mann Bridge.
Kevin Falcon was appointed in June 2009 as Minister of Health. On November 3, 2010, Premier Gordon Campbell announced that he would step down as Premier of British Columbia once his successor was chosen. On November 30, 2010, Falcon launched his campaign for the 2011 BC Liberal Party leadership.
On December 11, the Vancouver Sun reported that Falcon’s social media traffic was the highest of declared candidates. Falcon’s leadership campaign focused on “returning BC to a fiscally responsible path” in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.
On February 26, 2011, Falcon narrowly lost his bid to become the Liberal leader and the province’s Premier, to Christy Clark by a margin of 52%-48% in the third round of voting by party members. Christy Clark, the new Premier, included Falcon in her new cabinet by appointing him as Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier. In August 2012, expecting the birth of his second daughter Rose, Falcon indicated he would not run in the 2013 election.
After leaving the legislature, Kevin Falcon joined Vancouver-based Anthem Capital as their Executive Vice President. Additionally, Falcon took on a number of volunteer roles with non-profit organizations including the Canuck Place Foundation, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and the Streetohome Foundation.
He was also named an honorary director of the Surrey Board of Trade. BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson announced his resignation on October 26, 2020. He officially resigned on February 17, 2021, triggering a year-long BC Liberal leadership race. Falcon officially joined the race a month later. In his launch speech, Falcon committed to renaming the BC Liberal Party in consultation with members to better reflect the party’s values.
On October 31, 2021, Diamond Isinger, campaign manager for fellow leadership candidate Michael Lee, shared a statement about an “incident of sexual & personal harassment” with a Falcon campaign staffer. Insinger said she went public with her allegations “due to the lack of action taken” after addressing her concerns privately with the Falcon campaign. Falcon fired the staffer the day after Isinger’s statement.
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Kevin Falcon won the leadership on February 5, 2022, crossing the 50% threshold required to win on the fifth ballot. Following Falcon’s win, Andrew Wilkinson formally resigned as an MLA to free up his seat in Vancouver-Quilchena for Falcon to run. A by-election for the riding was called on April 2, 2022. Falcon won the byelection, being elected MLA for the riding.
Kevin Falcon is married to his wife Jessica Elliott, they had their wedding in 2009. His wife is a costume designer and they have two children together. Their daughter’s name is Josephine Falcon and Rose Falcon. The couple lives in North Vancouver. However, it is rumored that Falcon has a first wife before marrying Jessica but his biography and all government forms declaration haven’t stated any previous marriage records. As of mid-2022, Kevin Falcon and his wife Jessica are still married and living a happy life with each other without facing any problems, tension and misunderstandings.
Kevin Falcon net worth
How much is Kevin Falcon worth? Kevin Falcon worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Kevin Falcon’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $380,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Canada. Kevin Falcon stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.