Blaine Calkins

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Blaine F. Calkins
Member of Parliament
for Wetaskiwin
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Dale Johnston
Personal details
Born (1968-12-25) December 25, 1968 (age 45)
Lacombe, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Barb Calkins
Residence Ponoka, Alberta
Profession computer technician, park ranger, college instructor

Blaine F. Calkins (born December 25, 1968) is a Conservative Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada. He represents the riding of Wetaskiwin in Alberta.

Calkins was born and raised in the Lacombe, Alberta area. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Zoology.[1] He later became a tenured faculty member at Red Deer College. He began his career in politics as a member of the Lacombe Town Council, and as such has been involved with the Board of Directors of the Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Society, The Board of Directors for Family and Community Support Services, The Municipal Planning Commission, David Thompson Tourist Council and the Disaster Services Committee.

Blaine Calkins has been involved in the Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative Party since becoming a member in 1996. He served on the Candidate Nomination Committee for the Canadian Alliance Wetaskiwin riding in 1999, and joined the Board of Directors in 2000. Since then, he has held various Board positions, including President, Vice President and Director of Communications.

Blaine Calkins hosted an informal question and answers period at a luncheon regarding changes to the federal electoral boundaries.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Web Page Biography
  2. ^ Lebronc, Gerald. "The Wetsaskiwin Times - Wetaskiwin Chamber rallies the troops over proposed changes to MP boundaries". The Wetsaskiwin Times. The Wetsaskiwin Times. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 

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