Jack Hayden (politician)
|MLA for Drumheller-Stettler|
|Preceded by||Shirley McClellan|
|Succeeded by||Rick Strankman|
|Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation in the Alberta government|
October 12, 2011 – May 8, 2012
|Preceded by||Cindy Ady|
|Succeeded by||Christine Cusanelli|
|Former Minister of Infrastructure in the Alberta government|
March 12, 2008 – October 12, 2011
|Preceded by||Luke Ouellette|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Johnson|
John Ralph Hayden|
c. 1950 (age 67–68)
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
John Ralph "Jack" Hayden (born c. 1950) is a Canadian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, who represented the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler as a Progressive Conservative from 2007 to 2012.
Hayden was elected to his second term representing the constituents of Drumheller-Stettler with 69 per cent of the vote in the 2008 provincial election. He was appointed as Minister of Infrastructure after the election by Premier Ed Stelmach.
Hayden was first elected in a 2007 by-election, winning 58 per cent of the vote, to fill a spot left vacant when Shirley McClellan, a 20-year veteran of the Legislature, resigned. In 2006, he was rural campaign chair for Premier Ed Stelmach's leadership bid.
Before entering provincial politics, Hayden was involved in municipal government. He was a councillor and reeve in the County of Stettler. Hayden was elected president of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties in 1998, and remained president until he vacated his position are reeve in 2004.
Hayden represented rural interests on numerous committees, including Prime Minister Paul Martin's External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities, and numerous provincial advisory boards. He was placed on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Roll of Honour in 2006, after serving on the board of directors for six years.
Hayden lives on a farm near Endiang. Jack has three grown children.
In 2002, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, honouring his service to community.
|Drumheller-StettlerAlberta provincial by-election, June 12, 2007:|
|Progressive Conservative||Jack Hayden||4,180||57.65||−7.37|
|Social Credit||Larry Davidson||852||11.75||9.08|
|Alberta Alliance||Dave France||355||4.90||−8.68|
|New Democratic||Richard Bough||103||1.42||−6.92|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||21|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||22,509||32.31|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−10.53|
|Source: "Report on the June 12, 2007 by-elections Calgary-Elbow and Drumheller-Stettler" (PDF). Elections Alberta. pp. 4–10. Retrieved March 8, 2010.|
|Alberta general election, 2008: Drumheller-Stettler|
|Progressive Conservative||Jack Hayden||6,986||68.90%||11.25%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Dave France||1,062||10.47%||5.57%|
|New Democratic||Richard Bough||276||2.72%||1.30%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||35|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||23,268||43.73%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||5.99%|
|Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 402–407.|
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