Member of Parliament
Dave Van Kesteren
Chatham-Kent – Essex
Born in Chatham, Dave is the founder of Van Kesteren Auto Sales, a Hyundai car dealership. His dealership was rated among the top five Hyundai dealers in Canada for customer satisfaction.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2006, Dave was re-elected in 2008. Most recently, he served as a Member on two House of Commons Standing Committees — Foreign Affairs and International Development; and Industry, Science and Technology.
Dave is also active in his community, volunteering for the Rotary Sunrise Club and serving as past President of the Chatham Christian Business Association. Since elected, he has been proud of all that the riding has achieved, and has worked hard to keep the area strong and prosperous — not only for our generation but for those generations to come.
Strong proponents of family values, Dave and his wife, Faye, have been married for over 30 years. They have eight grown children and have been blessed with many grandchildren.