The ex-lieutenant of Quebec, Alain Rayes, was given a third term, with a comfortable in Richmond-Arthabaska.
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About 75 supporters gathered at the Complexe L’Évasion in Victoriaville on Monday evening to celebrate the victory of Conservative MP Alain Rayes in Richmond Arthabaska, in Center-du-Québec. His re-election was confirmed shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The Conservative MP defeated his closest rival, Bloc candidate Diego Scalzo, by a considerable lead. By 11 p.m., he had garnered more than 10,009 votes, or 49 percent of the vote.
Mr. Rayes was first elected to parliament on October 19, 2015, as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took power, replacing Stephen Harper’s Tories.
His successor, Andrew Scheer, appointed Alain Rayes as lieutenant for Quebec in 1997. The member for Richmond-Arthabaska held these positions until 2000.
Before jumping into the arena of federal politics, Alain Rayes served as mayor of Victoriaville for six years. Previously, he worked in education, as a school principal and teacher.