Danny Breen

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Danny Breen
Mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Assumed office
October 10, 2017
Preceded byDennis O'Keefe

Danny Breen (born c. 1962) is a Canadian politician, who was elected mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the 2017 municipal election on September 26, 2017.[1]

Prior to his election to the mayoralty, Breen represented Ward 1 on St. John's City Council.[2] He ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate for the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in a 2014 by-election in the electoral district of Virginia Waters,[3] but was defeated by Liberal Cathy Bennett.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

By-election April 9, 2014 On the resignation of Kathy Dunderdale, February 28, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cathy Bennett 1932 39.88 +30.33
Progressive Conservative Danny Breen 1892 39.05 -20.99
  NDP Sheilagh O'Leary 1021 21.07 -9.35
Total valid votes 4,895  
Rejected
Turnout
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +25.66
2017 Newfoundland and Labrador municipal elections: Mayor of St. John's
Candidate Vote %
Danny Breen 20,261 53.19
Andy Wells 12,604 33.09
Renee Sharpe 5,225 13.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny Breen elected mayor of St. John's". The Telegram. September 26, 2017. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  2. ^ "Breen takes mayor's seat in St. John's, new faces voted in as councillors". CBC News. September 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  3. ^ "Danny Breen jumps in Virginia Waters race". CBC News. March 14, 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  4. ^ "Liberal Cathy Bennett wins Virginia Waters byelection". CBC News. April 9, 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-27.