Ed Holder was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011.
In March 2014, Mr. Holder was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology).
He has been a member of several committees, including the Standing Committees on Industry, Science and Technology; International Trade and Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
Prior to being elected, Mr. Holder founded Ontario West Insurance, which later merged with Stevenson & Hunt Insurance Brokers Ltd., where he became a partner in 1995 and President in 1999. He has also served as President of the Board of the London Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board of the London Convention Centre, and served on the Board of Governors of the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Holder has lived in London, Ontario for the past 30 years. He and his wife Judite have one daughter and two granddaughters.