Monte McNaughton grew up in Newbury and learned the value of hard work and community service by working in his family business. By the time he was twenty, Monte was elected as Newbury Councillor and was re-elected two more times. He graduated from Westervelt Business College and successfully completed executive programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business and in 2009-10 he served as President of the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce. On October 6, 2011 Monte was elected MPP for the riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, and subsequently re-elected on June 12, 2014. Monte currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for Economic Development & Growth and Infrastructure. Monte is also chair of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly. Monte is married to Kate, they have a daughter (Annie) and live in Mt. Brydges. Monte is passionate about his riding and wants to bring jobs, honesty, and good government to the people living in Lambton-Kent Middlesex.