Brian Jean

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Brian Jean
Member of Parliament
for Athabasca
In office
June 28, 2004 – 2006
Preceded by David Chatters
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Fort McMurray—Athabasca
In office
2006 – January 17, 2014
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by David Yurdiga
Personal details
Born (1963-02-03) February 3, 1963 (age 51)
Kelowna, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Kim Michelutti
Residence Fort McMurray
Alma mater Bond University
Occupation Lawyer
Website brianjean.ca

Brian M. Jean (born February 3, 1963) is lawyer and Canadian politician who represented the riding of Fort McMurray—Athabasca in the House of Commons from 2006 to 2014 and Athabasca from 2004 to 2006.

Background[edit]

Jean was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, and moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta when he was five years old in 1968.

Jean has a Bachelor of Science degree from Warner Pacific in Portland, Oregon, a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Bond University in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. He also attended the law school at the University of Calgary, where he received Alberta qualification to be admitted to the Alberta Law Society and practiced law for 11 years in Fort McMurray.

Jean has worked as a farm hand, logger, publisher, businessperson, lawyer, and inspirational speaker. He was the chairman of the Children's Health Foundation in Northern Alberta, chair of the Alberta Summer Games, president of the Downtown Business Association, and director of the Chamber of Commerce.

Political career[edit]

Jean was elected as a Conservative to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Athabasca in 2004. He was re-elected in the renamed riding of Fort McMurray—Athabasca in 2006 when the Harper Conservatives formed a minority government. In February 2006 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. He was re-elected again in 2008 and again in 2011 and thendeclined the position as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in order to focus more attention on his increasing constituency needs. He then served on the Finance, Justice, and Industry Committees.

On January 10, 2014, Jean announced that he would be resigning his seat on January 17, 2014 after a decade in parliament in order to return to private life in Fort McMurray.[1][2]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 21,988 71.84 +4.72 $68,113
New Democratic Berend Wilting 4,053 13.24 +0.33 $24
Liberal Karen Young 3,230 10.55 -0.05 $20,825
Green Jule Asterisk 1,374 4.49 -1.88 $2,734
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,605 100.00
Total rejected ballots 144 0.47 +0.13
Turnout 30,749 40.75 +5
Eligible voters 75,456
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 17,160 67.12 +2.67 $48,046
New Democratic Mark Voyageur 3,300 12.91 -1.58 $1,853
Liberal John Webb 2,710 10.60 -4.17 $5,459
Green Dylan Richards 1,628 6.37 +1.47
Independent Shawn Reimer 350 1.37 $666
First Peoples National John Malcolm 233 0.91 -0.47
Christian Heritage Jacob Strydhorst 186 0.73 $733
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,567 100.00 $101,823
Total rejected ballots 86 0.34 +0.03
Turnout 25,653 36 -12
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 20,342 64.45 +4.16 $59,027
Liberal Mel H. Buffalo 4,663 14.77 -9.28 $3,333
New Democratic Roland Lefort 4,573 14.49 +4.03 $19,091
Green Ian Hopfe 1,547 4.90 -0.28 $8
First Peoples National John Malcolm 437 1.38
Total valid votes 31,549 100.00
Total rejected ballots 97 0.31 -0.06
Turnout 31,646 48.32 +0.47
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Jean 17,942 60.3 -6.40 $84,096
Liberal Doug Faulkner 7,158 24.05 -4.35 $52,713
New Democratic Robert Cree 3,115 10.46 +7.94 $4,942
Green Ian Hopfe 1,542 5.18 +4.18 $112
Total valid votes 29,757 100.00
Total rejected ballots 112 0.37 +0.07
Turnout 29,869 47.85 -8.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberta Conservative MP Brian Jean stepping down". CBC News. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Conservative MP representing oil sands resigns". Globe and Mail. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 

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