Charlie McGeoghegan

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Charlie McGeoghegan
MLA for Belfast-Murray River
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 2007
Preceded by Pat Binns
Personal details
Born 1974
Montague, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal
Residence Belfast, Prince Edward Island
Occupation fisherman
Religion Roman Catholic

Charlie McGeoghegan (born 1974) is a Canadian politician.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in a by-election on October 15, 2007, following the resignation of Pat Binns.[1] He represents the electoral district of Belfast-Murray River and is a member of the Liberal Party.

McGeoghegan was also the party's candidate in the general election on May 28, 2007.

Arm wrestling[edit]

After completing high school, he attended the Canadian Coast Guard College in Point Edward, Nova Scotia. Prior to entering elected politics, McGeoghegan was a fisherman and a competitive arm wrestler.[2] McGeoghegan was the winner in the 198-pound division of the 2003 World Arm Wrestling Championship held in Ottawa.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Prince Edward Island provincial by-election, 15 October 2007: Belfast-Murray River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Charlie McGeoghegan 1,259 54.95 +14.14
Progressive Conservative Darlene Compton 828 36.15 –19.01
Independent Andy Clarey 107 4.67
Green Ahmon Katz 83 3.62 –0.42
New Democratic Jane McNeil 10 0.44
Total 2,287 100.0
Source: Elections PEI
Prince Edward Island general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % +/–
     Progressive Conservative Party Pat Binns 1,527 55.15
     Liberal Party Charlie McGeoghegan 1,130 40.81
Green Ahmon Katz 112 4.04
Total 2,769 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections PEI
  2. ^ "McGeoghegan, Charles". Telephone Directory. Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Arm wrestling MLA back in training". CBC News. April 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-14.