|Preceded by||Douglas Wiseman|
|Succeeded by||Riding abolished|
William Leo Jordan|
December 29, 1929
February 15, 2015 (aged 85)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Jordan studied Public Administration at Carleton University. He worked for thirty-nine years at Ontario Hydro, in the fields of operations, customer service, property and marketing. He was also a beef farmer, and served for a time as reeve of Montague Township and a member of the Lanark County council. He died on February 15, 2015.
He was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 1990 provincial election, defeating Liberal Guin Persaud by about 1,500 votes in the riding of Lanark—Renfrew. This election was won by the Ontario New Democratic Party, and Jordan sat on the opposition benches for the next five years.
The PC party won the 1995 provincial election, in which Jordan defeated his Liberal opponent by more than 10,000 votes. In 1997 he was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.
In 1996, the Harris government reduced the number of provincial ridings from 130 to 103. This meant that a number of sitting Members of Provincial Parliament MPPs had to compete against one another for re-election. Jordan ran against veteran Liberal MPP Sean Conway in the new riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke in the 1999 provincial election, and lost by almost 6,000 votes.
Electoral record (partial)
|Ontario general election, 1995: Lanark—Renfrew|
|Progressive Conservative||Leo Jordan||19,959||55.79||$39,952|
|New Democratic||Don Page||3,455||9.66||$8,809|
|Confederation of Regions||Murray Reid||867||2.42||$2,797|
|Family Coalition||Kilian O'Donovan||745||2.08||–||$3,251|
|Natural Law||Rick Alexander||237||0.66||$0|
|Total valid votes||35,776||100.00|
|Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||305|
|Electors on the lists||60,270|
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- "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Election Results". Star - Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. November 28, 2000. p. A8.