Joe Dickson

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Joe Dickson
MPP
Joe Dickson, MPP – Ajax—Pickering.jpg
Member of Provincial Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 1, 2007
Preceded by Riding established
Constituency Ajax—Pickering
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Residence Ajax, Ontario
Occupation Businessowner
Religion Roman Catholic

Joe Dickson is a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections, representing the riding of Ajax—Pickering. He is a member of the Liberal Party.

A resident of Ajax, Dickson is the owner of a printing business, Dickson Printing Ltd., and was a member of the Ajax Town Council, seven times. He had previously served as an Ajax Catholic School Board trustee twice and as the deputy mayor of Ajax. In 2002, Dickson was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2012, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.[1][2] He supports 22 Ajax-Pickering area sports teams.[3]

He previously ran for the Liberal Party in the 1995 election in the riding of Durham West, however, he lost to Janet Ecker. Dickson was elected on a platform of further expansion of Rouge Valley Health System and the extension of Highway 407.

In September 2013, Dickson was appointed as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and he served in that capacity until the Legislature was dissolved May 2, 2014.

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014: Ajax—Pickering
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Dickson 26,149 50.94 +3.60
Progressive Conservative Todd McCarthy 15,012 29.24 -6.29
New Democratic Jermaine King 8,265 16.10 +1.73
Green Adam Narraway 1,608 3.13 +1.10
Libertarian Kyle Stewart 301 0.59 -0.14
Total valid votes 51,335 100.0   +23.94
Liberal hold Swing +4.94
Ontario general election, 2011: Ajax—Pickering
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Dickson 19,606 47.34 -1.74
Progressive Conservative Todd McCarthy 14,718 35.54 +1.19
New Democratic Evan Wiseman 5,952 14.37 +6.28
Green Steven Toman 843 2.04 -5.54
Libertarian Andrew Delis 299 0.72
Total valid votes 41,418 100.0 +2.36
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 172 0.41 -0.07
Turnout 41,590 44.8   -4.5  
Eligible voters 92,745   +12.53
Liberal hold Swing -1.47
Ontario general election, 2007: Ajax—Pickering
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joe Dickson 19,857 49.07
Progressive Conservative Kevin Ashe 13,898 34.35
New Democratic Bala Thavarajasoorier 3,275 8.09
Green Cecile Willert 3,067 7.58
Family Coalition Andrew Carvalho 368 0.91
Total valid votes 40,465 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 197 0.48
Turnout 40,662 49.3  
Eligible voters 82,416  
Ontario general election, 1995: Durham West
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Janet Ecker 29,232 54.6
Liberal Joe Dickson 13,974 26.1
New Democratic Jim Wiseman 9,444 17.6
Independent Neil Fonseka 904 1.7
Source: "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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