Rob Clarke

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Robert G. Clarke
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Assumed office
March 31, 2008
Preceded by Gary Merasty
Personal details
Born (1967-03-02) March 2, 1967 (age 47)
Kitimat, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Residence Rural Municipality of Lakeland
Profession RCMP officer

Robert G. "Rob" Clarke (born March 2, 1967) is a politician and career Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. He was the Conservative Party of Canada's candidate in Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River for the March 17, 2008 federal by-election in which he defeated Liberal candidate Joan Beatty.

A member of the Muskeg Lake First Nation, he grew up in Quesnel, British Columbia. At the time of his election to the Canadian House of Commons he had been a member of the RCMP for 17 years, all of which have been spent in Saskatchewan, and has attained the rank of sergeant.

Electoral history[edit]

Running in: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Rob Clarke 8,964 46.7% -1.1% $81,066
Liberal David Orchard 5,816 30.3% -1.1% $88,314
New Democratic Brian Morin 3,412 17.8% +0.2% $1,459
Green George Morin 735 3.8% +0.6% $1,387
First Peoples National Rob Ballantyne 282 1.47%
By-election on March 17, 2008: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Clarke 4,996 47.75% +6.66%
Liberal Joan Beatty 3,287 31.42% -9.95%
New Democratic Brian Morin 1,839 17.58% +2.21%
Green Robin Orr 340 3.25% +1.09%

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