Jack Hayden (politician)

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Jack Hayden
MLA for Drumheller-Stettler
In office
2007–2012
Preceded by Shirley McClellan
Succeeded by Rick Strankman
Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation in the Alberta government
In office
October 12, 2011 – May 8, 2012
Preceded by Cindy Ady
Succeeded by Christine Cusanelli
Former Minister of Infrastructure in the Alberta government
In office
March 12, 2008 – October 12, 2011
Preceded by Luke Ouellette
Succeeded by Jeff Johnson
Personal details
Born 1949/1950 (age 64–65)[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Endiang, Alberta
Website http://www.jackhayden.ca/

John Ralph "Jack" Hayden (born c. 1950) is a Canadian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, who represented the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler as a Progressive Conservative from 2007 to 2012.

Political career[edit]

Hayden was elected to his second term representing the constituents of Drumheller-Stettler with 69 per cent of the vote in the 2008 provincial election. He was appointed as Minister of Infrastructure after the election by Premier Ed Stelmach.[2]

Hayden was first elected in a 2007 by-election, winning 58 per cent of the vote, to fill a spot left vacant when Shirley McClellan, a 20-year veteran of the Legislature, resigned. In 2006, he was rural campaign chair for Premier Ed Stelmach's leadership bid.[3]

Before entering provincial politics, Hayden was involved in municipal government. He was a councillor and reeve in the County of Stettler. Hayden was elected president of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties in 1998, and remained president until he vacated his position are reeve in 2004.

Hayden represented rural interests on numerous committees, including Prime Minister Paul Martin's External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities, and numerous provincial advisory boards. He was placed on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Roll of Honour in 2006, after serving on the board of directors for six years.

Personal life[edit]

Hayden lives on a farm near Endiang. Jack has three grown children.

In 2002, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, honouring his service to community.[2]

Election results[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results ( Drumheller-Stettler ) Turnout 46.9%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Jack Hayden 6,986 68.9%
     Liberal Tom Dooley 1,463 14.4%
Greens Amanda Bolton 353 3.5%
     NDP Richard Bough 276 2.7%
     Wildrose Alliance Dave France 1,062 10.5%
2007 Alberta by-election results ( Drumheller-Stettler ) Turnout 32.3%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Jack Hayden 4,180 57.6%
     Liberal Tom Dooley 993 13.7%
     NDP Richard Bough 103 1.4%
Greens Jennifer Wigmore 249 3.4%
     Social Credit Larry Davidson 852 11.8%
     Alberta Alliance Dave France 355 4.9%
     Independent John Rew 519 7.2%

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