Steve Clark (politician)
|Preceded by||Bob Runciman|
November 7, 1960 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|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.
Clark served as mayor of Brockville from 1982 to 1991. First elected at age 22, he was the youngest mayor in Canada at the time. 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.
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. He was easily re-elected in 2011 and in 2014 both with large pluralities.
He was named Opposition House Leader in July 2014.
|Ontario general election, 2014: Leeds—Grenville|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Clark||23,201||55.97||-7.63|
|New Democratic||David Lundy||7,219||17.42||+2.19|
|Total valid votes||41,450||100.0||+8.43|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-5.35|
|Ontario general election, 2011: Leeds—Grenville|
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Clark||24,314||63.60||-3.08||$ 52,598.00|
|New Democratic||David Lundy||5,822||15.23||+10.12||13,274.26|
|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|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-0.22|
Ontario provincial by-election, March 4, 2010: |
Resignation of Bob Runciman
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Clark||18,510||66.68||+10.44||$ 27,511.00|
|New Democratic||Steve Armstrong||1,417||5.10||-1.87||17,118.89|
|Total valid votes||27,759||100.0||-39.61|
|Total rejected ballots||87||0.31||-0.07|
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