Earl Dreeshen

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Earl Dreeshen

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Earl Dreeshen in 2016
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Red Deer—Mountain View
Red Deer (2008-2015)
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byBob Mills
Personal details
Born (1953-07-09) July 9, 1953 (age 65)
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Political partyConservative
RelationsDevin Dreeshen (son)
ProfessionFarmer

Earl Dreeshen MP (born July 9, 1953 in Red Deer, Alberta) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as a Member of Parliament with the Conservative Party.

Political career[edit]

Dreeshen was initially elected to represent the electoral district of Red Deer in the 2008 Canadian federal election, and re-elected with an increased majority in 2011. 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[citation needed].

Personal life[edit]

Prior to becoming an MP he was a farmer and a teacher. His son Devin Dreeshen is MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.

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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