Phil McColeman was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Brantford–Brant in 2008.
After being reelected in 2015 he was named the Conservative Party’s deputy critic for finance.
Before the election in October 2015 McColeman served as chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. He also served the party as chair of the Conservative Housing and Construction Caucus and vice-chair of the Conservative Post-Secondary Education Caucus McColeman worked with the federal government to get funding for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Academic and Research Centre. He has also supported the construction of the Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletics and Recreation Complex and the cleanup and renewal of the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield.
He has said that getting $2 million in seed money from the Minister of Finance to kick off the restoration of Mohawk Lake was his biggest achievement as an MP.
McColeman has an undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and went on to graduate studies at Kent State University in Ohio. He attended Kent State on a hockey scholarship.
McColeman is very active in the Brant community. He has served as vice-chair of the Brantford Police Services Board, director of the Brantford Brant Regional Chamber of Commerce, governor of Wilfrid Laurier University and director and president of Lansdowne Children’s Centre.He also organizes the annual Hockey Night in Brantford, which raises funds for the Brant United Way.
Before running for office McColeman owned and operated property development and construction companies, specializing in residential and commercial renovations. This work led to his acting as president of the Brantford and Ontario Home Builder’s Associations.
McColeman in married and has four children and four grandchildren.