|Place Of Birth||Canada|
Melanie Calandra is of Canadian nationality. She is best known as the wife of politician Paul who has served as a minister in the Ontario provincial cabinet since 2019.
Her husband has been the government House leader for the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party since 2019, minister of legislative affairs since 2021 and minister of long-term care since 2022. Calandra represents Markham—Stouffville in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Paul A. Calandra was born on May 13, 1970, in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Calandra studied history with a minor in political science at Carleton University. Melanie is the sister-in-law of Concetta Calandra.
Calandra worked in the insurance business from 1995 to 2003 prior to entering politics. He then served as chief of staff to Steve Gilchrist, who was the PC MPP for Scarborough East in the Mike Harris government.
He ran as the Canadian Alliance candidate in the 2000 federal election in the riding of Toronto riding of Scarborough East. He was defeated by Liberal incumbent John McKay by 16,460 votes. He ran eight years later in the 2008 federal election as the Conservative candidate in the York Region riding of Oak Ridges—Markham.
He defeated Liberal incumbent Lui Temelkovski by 545 votes. He was re-elected in 2011 defeating Temelkovski again, this time by 20,680 votes. Following his election in 2008, in Calandra’s first term he sat on the Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics Committee, Citizenship and Immigration Committee, and the Government Operations and Estimates Committee. During this term, he also introduced two private member’s bills.
In the 2018 Ontario election, Calandra won the riding of Markham-Stouffville, defeating Liberal incumbent Helena Jaczek. On June 29, 2018, Calandra was appointed as the parliamentary assistant to the minister of energy, northern development and mines (energy).
He was re-elected in the 2022 Ontario general election with 48.42% of the vote. Paul Calandra was appointed to the provincial cabinet of Premier Doug Ford in 2019 as government house leader and minister without portfolio.
Paul Calandra’s wife: Who is Paul Calandra’s wife
Melanie Calandra is the wife of Canadian politician Paul Calandra. The couple is happily married and resides in Ontario. In 2022, Calandra assumed the role of minister of long-term care, following the resignation of Rod Philips.
Melanie Calandra’s net worth
How much is Melanie Calandra worth? Melanie Calandra’s net worth is estimated at around $500,000. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.