Mike Sullivan (Canadian politician)

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Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan H&S2010-04-20.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York South—Weston
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Alan Tonks
Succeeded by Ahmed Hussen
Personal details
Born (1952-11-09) November 9, 1952 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Political party New Democrat
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto
Occupation union representative

Michael D. "Mike" Sullivan (born November 9, 1952) is a former Canadian politician. He was a New Democratic member of the Canadian House of Commons from 2011 to 2015 who was elected to represent the Toronto riding of York South—Weston.

Background[edit]

Sullivan was born in Detroit, Michigan but grew up in Windsor, Ontario.[1] Sullivan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. From February 1974 to November 1984, Sullivan worked for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where he was radio master control operator. From 1984 until his election to the House of Commons in 2011, Sullivan was a national representative for the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) and later the Communications Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) where he worked with CBC, Sun Media and Torstar newspapers.

Megan Leslie, Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Mike Sullivan at the New Democratic Party Caucus strategy session in Saskatoon.

Politics[edit]

Sullivan ran as the NDP’s candidate 2008 federal election. He was defeated by Liberal incumbent Alan Tonks by 6,430 votes.[2] In 2011 he tried again, this time defeating Tonks by 2,580 votes.[3][4]

He served as the NDP’s Deputy Critic for Housing and Disability Issues. In the 2015 election, Sullivan was defeated by Liberal candidate Ahmed Hussen by 7,622 votes.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: York South—Weston
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ahmed Hussen 20,093 46.0 +13.2
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 13,281 30.4 -9.7
Conservative James Robinson 8,399 19.2 -5.1
Libertarian Stephen Lepone 1,041 2.4
Green John Johnson 892 2.0 -0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,706 100.0     $203,157.28
Total rejected ballots 362 0.82 +0.02
Turnout 44,068 62.63 +9.53
Eligible voters 70,361
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +11.45
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 14,122 40.1 +12.1
Liberal Alan Tonks 11,542 32.8 -13.8
Conservative Jilian Saweczko 8,559 24.3 +3.9
Green Sonny Day 975 2.8 -2.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,198 100.0
Total rejected ballots 288 0.8 +0.1
Turnout 35,486 53.10 +2.4
Eligible voters 66,807
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +12.95
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Alan Tonks 16,071 46.6 -10.5 $48,748
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 9,641 28.0 +6.7 $46,118
Conservative Aydin Cocelli 7,021 20.4 +3.0 $27,300
Green Andre Papadimitriou 1,757 5.1 +1.3 $2,977
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,490 100.0 $80,783
Total rejected ballots 241 0.7
Turnout 34,731 50.7
Liberal hold Swing -8.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Sullivan official bio" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Greater Toronto Area Results". The Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. p. U2. 
  3. ^ "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6. 
  4. ^ "Election 2011: York South—Weston". The Globe and Mail. May 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Canada Votes". The Toronto Star. October 20, 2015. pp. GT13–GT15. 
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for York South—Weston, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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