Steve Clark (politician)

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Steve Clark
Ontario MPP
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by Bob Runciman
Constituency Leeds—Grenville
Personal details
Born (1960-11-07) November 7, 1960 (age 54)
Brockville, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Deanna Clark
Children 5
Residence Brockville, Ontario
Portfolio Opposition House Leader (2014-)

Steve Clark (born November 7, 1960) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He represents the riding of Leeds—Grenville amd has served as an MPP since 2010. As of July 2014 he is the Opposition House Leader.

Background[edit]

Clark was born in Brockville, Ontario on November 7, 1960.[1] He lives in Brockville with his wife Deanna and their five children.

Politics[edit]

Clark served as mayor of Brockville from 1982 to 1991.[2] First elected at age 22, he was the youngest mayor in Canada at the time.[3] He later worked as a journalist for the Brockville Recorder and Times, as an administrative assistant to Bob Runciman, and as the chief administrative officer of the township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.[4]

He was elected in a by-election on March 4, 2010 held to replace Bob Runciman who resigned to accept a position in the Canadian Senate.[2] He was easily re-elected in 2011 and in 2014 both with large pluralities.[5][6]

He was named Opposition House Leader in July 2014.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014: Leeds—Grenville
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Steve Clark 23,201 55.97 -7.63
Liberal Christine Milks 8,500 20.51 +3.08
New Democratic David Lundy 7,219 17.42 +2.19
Green Stephen Bowering 2,054 4.96 +1.51
Libertarian Harold Gabriel 476 1.15  
Total valid votes 41,450 100.0   +8.43
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.35
Ontario general election, 2011: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Steve Clark 24,314 63.60 -3.08 $ 52,598.00
Liberal Ray Heffernan 6,663 17.43 -2.65 17,512.99
New Democratic David Lundy 5,822 15.23 +10.12 13,274.26
Green Charlie Taylor 1,319 3.45 -4.22 3,731.20
Socialist Lance Fulsom 111 0.29   0.00
Total valid votes / Expense limit 38,229 100.0   +37.72 $ 90,198.43
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 155 0.40 +0.09
Turnout 38,384 50.64 +14.03
Eligible voters 75,797   -0.34
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.22
Ontario provincial by-election, March 4, 2010: Leeds—Grenville
Resignation of Bob Runciman
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Steve Clark 18,510 66.68 +10.44 $ 27,511.00
Liberal Stephen Mazurek 5,573 20.08 -8.59 65,190.41
Green Neil Kudrinko 2,130 7.67 +0.49 14,799.66
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 1,417 5.10 -1.87 17,118.89
Libertarian Anthony Giles 129 0.46   297.56
Total valid votes 27,759 100.0   -39.61
Total rejected ballots 87 0.31 -0.07
Turnout 27,846 36.61 -24.57
Eligible voters 76,053   +5.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafter, Jack (November 16, 1991). "Kid councillor becomes kid Reeve". The Kingston Whig - Standard. p. 1. 
  2. ^ a b "McGuinty Liberals win narrow victory in Ottawa by-election". The Globe and Mail. March 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Former politician scores upset win in Hamilton vote". The Globe and Mail, November 9, 1982.
  4. ^ "Steven Clark named new CAO of TLTI". Gananoque Reporter. July 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Leeds—Grenville". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hillier loses bid for interim Tory leadership". The Perth Courier. July 2, 2014. p. 1. 

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