|Member of Provincial Parliament|
|Preceded by||first member|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer Mossop|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Occupation||radio broadcaster, musician|
Brad Clark (born 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently the councillor in Ward nine in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2003, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of Mike Harris and Ernie Eves.
Early life and education
Clark was educated at Mohawk College in Hamilton, receiving a diploma in radio broadcasting. He owned and operated a small business after his graduation, and also served as executive director of the Songwriters Association of Canada.
He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1999, defeating Liberal Chris Phillips by about 2,500 votes in the suburban Hamilton riding of Stoney Creek. On February 8, 2001, he was appointed as the province's Minister of Transportation. When Ernie Eves succeeded Mike Harris as Premier on April 15, 2002, he named Clark as his Minister of Labour.
Clark was initially favoured for re-election in the provincial election of 2003 against Liberal candidate Tony Magnini. Magnini was forced to resign in mid-campaign amid allegations of fraud, however, and the Liberals were able to convince Jennifer Mossop, a popular local journalist, to take his place. She defeated Clark by over 5,000 votes.
On November 13, 2006, Clark beat out incumbent city councillor Phil Bruckler by a narrow margin for a seat on the Hamilton City Council to represent Ward 9, which includes the mountain and heritage areas of Stoney Creek. In the federal election of 2011 Clark ran against and was defeated by NDP incumbent Wayne Marston in the riding of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek. He did not step down from council when running for this alternative political position.
- Nolan, Daniel (March 29, 2011). "Clark will give up pay during election campaign". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 28 September 2012.