Kim Rudd was first elected as MP for the riding of Northumberland-Quinte West in 2011, and when the riding was dissolved in 2015, won her seat in the newly-formed Northumberland–Peterborough South. She has been named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.
She is a past president and owner of Willis College, Cobourg campus. The college was the first private college accredited by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, College and Universities in Northumberland County. She is also a past-president of the Cobourg Chamber of Commerce. She cofounded the Cook School Day Care and was an owner of Archer First Aid/CPR and NC Training Inc.
Rudd has worked with the United Way in Haliburton, Victoria and Peterborough Counties to help created a development program for better management in volunteer organizations. She was the president of the Northumberland Chamber of Commerce for two years and also served on the Chamber’s advocacy committee.
Rudd served as the representative from Northumberland County on the Kinark Child and Family Services board. She has also served on the boards of the Northumberland Hospice as well as a member of the Northumberland Economic Development Committee.
As head of the Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, Rudd helped bring eight new physicians to the region.
Rudd believes that politics should be an agent for positive change. She learned this from her mother, who ran as a candidate both provincially and federally in the 1970s.
She is married with two children. Her family has lived in Northumberland for over 30 years.