Earl Dreeshen

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Earl Dreeshen
MP
Earl Dreeshen (cropped).jpg
Earl Dreeshen in 2016
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Red Deer—Mountain View
Red Deer (2008-2015)
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Bob Mills
Personal details
Born (1953-07-09) July 9, 1953 (age 63)
Red Deer, Alberta
Political party Conservative

Earl Dreeshen (born July 9, 1953 in Red Deer, Alberta) is a Canadian politician, who was initially elected to represent the electoral district of Red Deer in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the Conservative Party. Prior to becoming an MP he was a farmer and a teacher.

Red Deer was split almost in half ahead of the 2015 election, and Dreeshen opted to run in Red Deer—Mountain View--essentially the southern half of his old riding. He won easily.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Red Deer-Mountain View
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Earl Dreeshen 46,245 74.3 -5.07
Liberal Chandra Lescia Kastern 8,356 13.4 +9.86
New Democratic Paul Harris 5,233 8.4 -3.51
Green Simon Oleny 1,621 2.6 -2.44
Libertarian James Walper 445 0.7
Pirate Scott Milne 312 0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 62,212 100.0     $223,075.30
Total rejected ballots 135
Turnout 62,347 71.8
Eligible voters 86,737
Conservative hold Swing -7.47
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Red Deer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Earl Dreeshen 37,959 75.93 +2.70 $63,247
New Democratic Stuart Somerville 7,566 15.13 +4.03 $1
Green Mason Sisson 2,551 5.10 -4.24
Liberal Andrew Lineker 1,918 3.84 -2.47 $3,784
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,994 100.00
Total rejected ballots 119 0.24 -0.02
Turnout 50,113 54.01 +4.14
Eligible voters 92,792
Canadian federal election, 2008: Red Deer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Earl Dreeshen 33,226 73.23 -2.51 $53,804
New Democratic Stuart Somerville 5,040 11.10 +1.17 $1,774
Green Evan Bedford 4,239 9.34 +4.18
Liberal Garfield Marks 2,863 6.31 -2.84 $7,450
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,368 100.00 $92,848
Total rejected ballots 118 0.26 +0.04
Turnout 45,486 49.87 -14.86

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