James Rajotte

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James Rajotte
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton—Leduc
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by new riding
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Southwest
In office
2000 – 2004
Preceded by Ian McClelland
Succeeded by riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1970-08-19) August 19, 1970 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Canadian Alliance (2000-2003)
Spouse(s) single
Residence Edmonton
Profession Executive assistant, political researcher

James Rajotte (born August 19, 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian politician.

As a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, Rajotte is chair of Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance. Previously he was chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. He represented the riding of Edmonton Southwest from 2000 to 2004. In the 2004 federal election he was elected in the newly created riding of Edmonton-Leduc. He was re-elected in Edmonton-Leduc in the 2006 and 2008 federal elections. He was first elected as a Canadian Alliance MP in 2000, and was also one of four Alliance MPs who agreed to sit with the Progressive Conservative caucus after the December 9, 2003 creation of the Conservative Party, as the Alliance and Progressive Conservative parliamentary caucuses were not officially merged into a single caucus until a few weeks later.

Rajotte is a former executive assistant and researcher. Rajotte was the CPC official opposition critic for Industry and also fulfilled the role of opposition critic for Science, Research and Development. His interests include classical music and literature.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative James Rajotte 33,174 63.2% +2.7% $81,190
Liberal Donna Lynn Smith 9,234 17.6% -1.9% $29,456
New Democratic Hana Razga 5,994 11.4% -2.4% $15,390
Green Valerie Kennedy 4,081 7.8% +1.6% $1,154
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,483 100% $92,972
Total rejected ballots 118
Turnout 52,601  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative James Rajotte 33,764 60.53% +5.49%
Liberal Jim Jacuta 10,856 19.46% -9.85%
New Democratic Martin Rybiak 7,685 13.78% +4.37%
Green Ben Morrison Pettit 3,479 6.24% +0.02%
Total valid votes 55,784 100.00%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Conservative James Rajotte 26,791 55.04% $54,847
     Liberal Bruce King 14,269 29.31% $46,445
     New Democratic Party Doug McLachlan 4,581 9.41% $7,563
Green Bruce Sinclair 3,029 6.22% $107
Total valid votes 48,670 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 111 0.23%
Turnout 48,781 65.08%
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Canadian Alliance James Rajotte 26,197 48.85% $47,590
     Liberal Chiu Lau 18,223 33.98% $63,679
     Progressive Conservative Joseph Fernando 5,803 10.82% $13,273
     New Democratic Party Bernie Keeler 2,746 5.12% $13,321
Green Jerry Paschen 462 0.86% $478
     Natural Law Wade McKinley 195 0.36%
Total valid votes 53,626 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 126 0.23%
Turnout 53,752 64.07%

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