|MLA for Pelly-Nisutlin|
November 4, 2002 – October 10, 2006
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Marian Horne|
|Political party||Yukon Party|
Hassard ran for the Yukon Party in the newly created riding of Pelly-Nisutlin in the snap election of 2002. Hassard ran against Liberal Jim McLachlan, the former Mayor of Faro and the incumbent MLA for Faro. McLachlan's riding had been dissolved to form part of Pelly-Nisutlin. Hassard beat McLachlan comfortably and joined the government of Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, who defeated the incumbent Liberals.
During his term in office, Hassard served as a backbench MLA. He was a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Regulatory Review Committee. He was also the Yukon Party's Caucus Whip and the Deputy Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
After Hassard decided to move his family to Whitehorse permanently, he chose to stand as the Yukon Party's candidate in the Whitehorse riding of Porter Creek South in the 2006 territorial election. However, he was defeated by Liberal candidate Don Inverarity by just six votes.
Prior to his election to the legislature, Hassard was a businessman and municipal councillor in Teslin, Yukon. He is the brother of current Pelly-Nisutlin MLA Stacey Hassard, a former Cabinet minister, who is currently interim Leader of the Opposition in the Yukon.
2006 general election
|Yukon Party||Dean Hassard||298||42.6%||+4.5%|
2002 general election
|Yukon Party||Dean Hassard||297||46.4%||–|
- The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon on the 2006 General Election. Elections Yukon (2007), Retrieved December 2, 2016.
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