Arthur Mitchell (politician)
|Leader of Official Opposition of Yukon|
May 1, 2006 – October 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Todd Hardy|
|Succeeded by||Elizabeth Hanson|
|Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party|
June 2005 – 2011
|Preceded by||Pat Duncan|
|Succeeded by||Darius Elias (interim)|
|MLA for Copperbelt|
|Preceded by||Haakon Arntzen|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|Born||July 31, 1950|
Arthur Mitchell is the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party. He is a former real estate agent and an assistant to John Ostashek, the Yukon Party government leader from 1992 to 1996. He was elected leader in June 2005 in a leadership race against Pat Duncan, the Yukon's first Liberal premier. Duncan called the leadership race after seeing her government defeated and losing all but her own seat in the 2002 Yukon general election. Mitchell ran in the Copperbelt riding in that election, but did not win his seat.
He is also a former businessman in Atlin, British Columbia and served as alternate chair of the Yukon Worker's Compensation Health and Safety Board, on the City of Whitehorse Parks and Recreation Board, and on the Elijah Smith Elementary School Council.
On May 1, 2006, he became Yukon's Leader of the Official Opposition.
He ran in the redistricted riding of Copperbelt North in the 2011 election, but was defeated by Currie Dixon of the Yukon Party and he announced that resignation of the head of the Yukon Liberal Party.
He is originally from the United States, and in the 1970s he came to Canada.
- "Arthur Mitchell - Leader of the Official Opposition". Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- Yukon Liberal Party Leader: Arthur Mitchell, cbc.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2012
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