Chuck Porter (politician)

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Chuck Porter
MLA
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Hants West
Assumed office
June 13, 2006
Preceded by Ron Russell
Personal details
Born Garnet Charles Porter
December 29, 1964
Political party Liberal
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2014–2016)
Progressive Conservative (2006–2014)
Residence Windsor, Nova Scotia
Occupation Paramedic
Religion Christian

Garnet Charles "Chuck" Porter (born December 29, 1964) is a Canadian politician. He represents the electoral district of Hants West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as a Liberal.[1] He was a member of the Progressive Conservatives from 2006 to June 13, 2014, when he left the party to sit as an independent citing leadership as a factor in his decision.[2] On February 17, 2016, Porter joined the Liberal caucus.[3] Porter was re-elected in the 2017 election.[4] In the past, Porter has served as a Councillor in the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, as Chair of the Finance Committee. He also worked as a paramedic for 16 years before entering politics.

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chuck Porter 4,468 50.75
     Liberal Claude Sherman O'Hara 3,279 37.24
     New Democratic Party Brian Stephens 888 10.28
Nova Scotia general election, 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chuck Porter 3,364 37.24
     Liberal Paula Lunn 3,065 33.93
     New Democratic Party Barbara Gallagher 2,401 26.58
Green Shelia Richardson 204 2.26
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chuck Porter 2969 34.6
     Liberal Paula Lunn 2924 34.08
     New Democratic Party Sean Bennett 2486 28.97
Green Sam Schurman 201 2.34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chuck Porter, former Progressive Conservative MLA, joins Liberals". CBC News. February 17, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Chuck Porter leaves PC caucus, cites leadership as a factor". CBC News. June 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ Chuck Porter, former Progressive Conservative MLA, joins Liberals CBC News
  4. ^ "Hants West riding election results". Hants Journal. May 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 

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