Dave MacKenzie (politician)

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David MacKenzie
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Oxford
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by John Baird Finlay
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Justice
In office
June 21, 2011 – February 3, 2013
Minister Rob Nicholson
Preceded by Ed Fast
Succeeded by Mike Wallace
Personal details
Born (1946-06-12) June 12, 1946 (age 71)
London, Ontario, Canada
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lynda MacKenzie
Residence Woodstock, Ontario
Profession police officer

David "Dave" MacKenzie (born June 12, 1946) is a Canadian politician. He is a current member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Oxford, Ontario as a Conservative.

Born in London, Ontario, MacKenzie served with the Woodstock City Police from 1967 to 1997, and was Chief of Police from 1987 to 1997. In 1997, he became the General Manager of Roetin Industries Canada.

He first ran for parliament in the federal election of 1997 as a Progressive Conservative, losing to Liberal John Finlay by 1,575 votes. He ran again in the election of 2000, and lost to Finlay by roughly the same margin. It may be noted that the national Progressive Conservative Party had a weak organization in Ontario during this period, and that Mackenzie's vote totals were well above the party's provincial average and that in both 1997 and 2000, the right wing vote was split between the Progressive Conservatives and Reform who later became the Canadian Alliance.

In 2002, MacKenzie was the Bosnia and Herzegovina trainer for the National Democratic Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Progressive Conservatives merged with the Canadian Alliance as the Conservative Party of Canada in early 2004, and Mackenzie joined the new party. Finlay did not run in the 2004 election, and MacKenzie defeated new Liberal candidate Murray Coulter by about 6,500 votes. After the election, he was named as his party's associate critic for National Defense. In the 2006 federal election, MacKenzie was re-elected to his Oxford seat, beating Liberal candidate Greig Mordue by a wide margin. With the Conservative Party of Canada forming a minority government, MacKenzie was selected as parliamentary secretary for the Ministry of Public Safety.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 25,966 45.7 -13.27
Liberal Don McKay 18,299 32.2 +22.66
New Democratic Zoe Kunschner 9,406 16.5 -8.95
Green Mike Farlow 2,004 3.5 -0.83
Christian Heritage Melody Ann Aldred 1,175 2.1 +0.49
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,850 100.0     $220,268.26
Total rejected ballots 241
Turnout 57,041 68.36 +6.16
Eligible voters 83,431
Conservative hold Swing -17.96
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 27,973 58.90 +6.23 $56,267
New Democratic Paul Arsenault 12,164 25.61 +7.59 $14,065
Liberal Tim Lobzun 4,521 9.52 -9.86 $13,495
Green Mike Farlow 2,058 4.33 -3.24 $12,611
Christian Heritage John Markus 776 1.63 -0.70 $1,478
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,492 100.00   $85,881.86
Total rejected ballots 179 0.38 -0.05
Turnout 47,671 62.60 +3.58
Eligible voters 76,149
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 23,330 52.67 +6.13 $57,473
Liberal Martha Dennis 8,586 19.38 -8.70 $50,017
New Democratic Diane Abbott 7,982 18.02 +0.65 $9,242
Green Cathy Mott 3,355 7.57 +4.43 $2,819
Christian Heritage Shaun MacDonald 1,036 2.33 -0.55 $14,229
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,289 100.00 $82,866
Total rejected ballots 145 0.33 -
Turnout 44,434 59.02
Conservative hold Swing +7.4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 23,140 46.54 +1.6
Liberal Greig Mordue 13,961 28.08 -2.4
New Democratic Zoé Dorcas Kunschner 8,639 17.37 +2.9
Green Ronnee Sykes 1,566 3.14 -1.2
Christian Heritage John Markus 1,434 2.88 -0.4
Marijuana James Bender 771 1.55 -0.1
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 204 0.41 -0.1
Total valid votes 49,715 100.00
Total rejected ballots 164 0.33
Turnout 49,879 67.14
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Dave MacKenzie 20,606 44.9 -12.5
Liberal Murray Coulter 14,011 30.5 -5.0
New Democratic Zoé Dorcas Kunschner 6,673 14.5 -5.3
Green Irene Tietz 1,951 4.3
Christian Heritage Leslie Bartley 1,534 3.3
Marijuana James Bender 794 1.7
Libertarian Kaye Sargent 226 0.5
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 108 0.2 -0.3
Total valid votes 45,903 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Baird Finlay 15,181 35.6 -0.4
Progressive Conservative Dave MacKenzie 13,050 30.6 -1.9
Alliance Patricia Smith 11,455 26.8 +5.8
New Democratic Shawn Rouse 2,254 5.3 -2.2
Independent John Thomas Markus 536 1.3
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 227 0.5 +0.1
Total valid votes 42,703 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Baird Finlay 16,281 36.0 -4.9
Progressive Conservative Dave MacKenzie 14,706 32.5 +10.1
Reform Bill Irvine 9,533 21.1 -5.7
New Democratic Martin Donlevy 3,406 7.5 +2.5
Christian Heritage John Zekveld 956 2.1 +0.1
Canadian Action Alex Kreider 192 0.4
Natural Law Jim Morris 181 0.4 -0.1
Total valid votes 45,255 100.0

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