Leo Jordan

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Leo Jordan
Ontario MPP
In office
1990–1999
Preceded by Douglas Wiseman
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Lanark—Renfrew
Personal details
Born William Leo Jordan
(1929-12-29)December 29, 1929
Almonte, Ontario
Died February 15, 2015(2015-02-15) (aged 85)
Montague, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Farmer

William Leo Jordan (December 29, 1929 – February 15, 2015) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1999.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Politics[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2000, Jordan sought the federal Canadian Alliance nomination in Lanark—Carleton, but lost to Scott Reid.[5]

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Ontario general election, 1995: Lanark—Renfrew
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Leo Jordan 19,959 55.79 $39,952
Liberal June Timmons 9,956 27.83 $35,655
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
     Independent Mike Dubroy 557 1.56 $6,162
Natural Law Rick Alexander 237 0.66 $0
Total valid votes 35,776 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 305
Turnout 36,081
Electors on the lists 60,270

Sources: Official results, Elections Ontario and Financial statements, Elections Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former MPP Leo Jordan dies at 85". Inside Ottawa Valley. Metroland Media. February 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ontario election: Riding-by-riding voting results". The Globe and Mail. September 7, 1990. p. A12. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Election Results". Star - Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. November 28, 2000. p. A8. 

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