|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary Mountain View|
|Preceded by||Bohdan Zip|
|Succeeded by||Mark Hlady|
|Born||Robert Andrew Hawkesworth
February 18, 1951
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
Life and career
Hawkesworth was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary before being elected in 1980 to Calgary City Council as alderman for Ward 3. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1986 general election to represent the riding of Calgary Mountain View for the Alberta New Democratic Party. His Progressive Conservative (PC) opponent (whom he defeated by just 257 votes) in that election was Jim Prentice, a future federal government minister and Premier of Alberta. Hawkesworth was re-elected in the 1989 election before being defeated in the 1993 election by Mark Hlady. He returned to City Council and served as alderman for Ward 4 until October 18, 2010.
Hawkesworth received the 2000 Calgary United Way Spirits of Gold Award for co-chairing the Calgary Homeless Initiative and was named one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture Magazine.
Hawkesworth ran for Mayor in the Calgary civic election held on October 18, 2010, which was won by Naheed Nenshi. He withdrew on October 13 to support Barb Higgins. Under Calgary's electoral rules a candidate can not run for multiple positions meaning Ward 4 did not have an incumbent on the ballot.
In July 2015, Hawkesworth won the NDP nomination for the by-election in the Calgary-Foothills district, due in September of that year. The seat had been vacated by Jim Prentice (whom Hawkesworth had defeated almost 30 years earlier) following the PCs defeat by the NDP at the 2015 general election. But in the by-election on September 3, 2015, he lost out to Wildrose candidate Prasad Panda.
2015 Calgary-Foothills by-election
|Alberta provincial by-election, September 3, 2015: Calgary-Foothills
Voiding of general election results due to Jim Prentice disclaiming his seat
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||3,270||25.71||-6.65|
|Progressive Conservative||Blair Houston||2,746||21.59||-18.74|
|Liberal||Ali Bin Zahid||791||6.22||-0.94|
|Alberta Party||Mark Taylor||610||4.80||+4.80|
|Total valid votes||12,717|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots|
|Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+19.49|
1993 Alberta general election
|1993 Alberta general election results||Turnout 53.49%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Mark Hlady||5,768||46.21%||12.85%|
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||3,255||26.08%||-25.67%|
|Social Credit||George Clark||481||3.85%|
|Confederation of Regions||Bruce Jackman||116||0.93%|
|Natural Law||Alberta Scraba||71||0.57%||*|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||38|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,408||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic||Swing||20.76%|
1989 Alberta general election
|1989 Alberta general election results||Turnout 54.99%||Swing|
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||6,469||51.75%||6.10%|
|Progressive Conservative||Vicky Adamson||4,171||33.36%||-10.16%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||52|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,831||%|
|NDP hold||Swing 8.13%|
1986 Alberta general election
|1986 Alberta general election results||Turnout 51.56%||Swing|
|New Democratic||Bob Hawkesworth||5,524||45.65%||18.58%|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Prentice||5,267||43.52%||-14.17%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||57|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,542||%|
|NDP gain from Progressive Conservative.||Swing 16.38%|
- "Election Results - Calgary Mountain View 1986". Alberta's Political History. University of Alberta.
- "Bob Hawkesworth to run for NDP in Calgary-Foothills byelection". CBC.
- "Wildrose's Panda defeats NDP in Calgary-Foothills byelection battle". Calgary Herald, September 4, 2015.
- "Calgary-Mountain View Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-Mountain View Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "Calgary-Mountain View Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
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