Blaine Calkins

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Blaine F. Calkins
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Red Deer—Lacombe
Wetaskiwin (2006-2015)
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded by Dale Johnston
Personal details
Born (1968-12-25) December 25, 1968 (age 47)
Lacombe, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Barb Calkins
Residence Ponoka, Alberta
Profession computer technician, park ranger, college instructor

Blaine F. Calkins (born December 25, 1968) is a Conservative Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada. He represents the riding of Red Deer-Lacombe in Alberta.

Calkins was born and raised in the Lacombe, Alberta area. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Zoology.[1] He later became a tenured faculty member at Red Deer College. He began his career in politics as a member of the Lacombe Town Council, and as such has been involved with the Board of Directors of the Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Society, The Board of Directors for Family and Community Support Services, The Municipal Planning Commission, David Thompson Tourist Council and the Disaster Services Committee.

Blaine Calkins has been involved in the Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative Party since becoming a member in 1996. He served on the Candidate Nomination Committee for the Canadian Alliance Wetaskiwin riding in 1999, and joined the Board of Directors in 2000. Since then, he has held various Board positions, including President, Vice President and Director of Communications.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Red Deer-Lacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Blaine Calkins 43,599 70.7 -6.73
Liberal Jeff Rock 9,235 15.0 +11.44
New Democratic Doug Hart 7,055 11.4 -2.89
Green Les Kuzyk 1,773 2.9 -1.82
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,662 100.0     $221,802.13
Total rejected ballots 176
Turnout 61,838 71.3%
Eligible voters 86,609
Conservative hold Swing -9.08
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Wetaskiwin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Blaine Calkins 37,756 81.44 +4.31 $23,700
New Democratic Tim Robson 5,281 11.39 +2.77 $1,718
Green Robert Johnston 1,978 4.27 -3.78
Liberal Christopher Anderson 1,348 2.91 -2.69 $5,920
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,363 100.00
Total rejected ballots 122 0.26 +0.01
Turnout 46,485 58.90 +5.96
Eligible voters 78,925
Canadian federal election, 2008: Wetaskiwin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Blaine Calkins 32,528 77.13 +1.98 $32,626
New Democratic Tim Robson 3,636 8.62 -0.70 $6,371
Green Les Parsons 3,395 8.05 +1.72 $388
Liberal Rita Katherine Dillon 2,362 5.60 -3.58 $8,762
Canadian Action Shawn Mann 249 0.59
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,170 100.00 $90,704
Total rejected ballots 105
Turnout 42,275 52.94
Canadian federal election, 2006: Wetaskiwin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Blaine Calkins 35,776 75.15 +1.6 $38,612
New Democratic Jim Graves 4,441 9.32 +2.1
Liberal Peter Crossley 4,371 9.18 -2.7 $9,976
Green Tom Lampman 3,016 6.33 +0.1 $500
Total valid votes 47,604 100.00
Total rejected ballots 105 0.22
Turnout 47,709 62.86

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