Jean-Paul Bergeron

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Jean-Paul Bergeron
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Iberville
In office
November 30, 1998 – April 14, 2003
Preceded byRichard Le Hir
Succeeded byJean Rioux
Personal details
Born (1947-10-21) October 21, 1947 (age 72)
Saint-Alexandre, Quebec
Political partyParti Québécois
ProfessionEducator

Jean-Paul Bergeron (born October 21, 1947) is a Quebec politician. He previously served as the member for Iberville in the Quebec National Assembly as a member of the Parti Québécois from 1998 until 2003.

Biography[edit]

Bergeron was born in Saint-Alexandre, Quebec. He earned his bachelor's degree in pedagogy from the Université de Montréal in 1969. He holds a certificate in computer science, a master's degree in education and a Doctorate in mathematics from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Bergeron was a high school mathematics teacher from and a lecturer at TÉLUQ.

Political career[edit]

Bergeron ran in the 1998 Quebec provincial election for the seat of Iberville that was left open by the decision of former Cabinet Minister Richard Le Hir to not run. He won easily. He served as a backbench supporter in the governments of Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry.

He was defeated in the 2003 election by Jean Rioux of the Quebec Liberal Party by less than 1,000 votes.

Bergeron attempted to run again for Iberville in 2007 election but lost the PQ nomination to Marie Bouillé 168–156.[1][2]

Electoral record[edit]

Provincial[edit]

2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Rioux 12,106 39.15
Parti Québécois Jean-Paul Bergeron 11,185 36.17
Action démocratique Lucille Méthé 6,731 21.77
Bloc Pot Michel Thiffeault 376 1.22
Green Benoit Lapointe 298 0.96
UFP Guillaume Tremblay 229 0.74
Total valid votes 30,925 98.55
Total rejected ballots 454 1.45
Turnout 31,379 73.75
Electors on the lists 42,547
1998 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Jean-Paul Bergeron 17,657 47.03
Liberal Sylvain Lapointe 13,245 35.28
Action démocratique Stéphanie Deslandes 6,412 17.08
Marxist–Leninist André Davignon 227 0.60
Total valid votes 37,541 98.71
Total rejected ballots 492 1.29
Turnout 38,033 81.28
Electors on the lists 46,793

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