Pat Sobeski

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Pat Sobeski
Member of Parliament
for Cambridge electoral district
In office
Preceded by Chris Speyer
Succeeded by Janko Peric
City councillor of Woodstock, Ontario
In office
Mayor of Woodstock, Ontario
In office
Preceded by Michael Harding
Succeeded by Trevor T. Birtch
Personal details
Born Patrick Anthony Sobeski
(1951-07-25)25 July 1951
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Died 17 March 2016(2016-03-17) (aged 64)
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession architect

Patrick Anthony "Pat" Sobeski (25 July 1951 – 17 March 2016) was a Canadian politician, who has served as a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1993, and as mayor of Woodstock from 2010 to 2014.

He was elected in the 1988 federal election at the Cambridge electoral district for the Progressive Conservative party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Janko Peric of the Liberal Party in the 1993 federal election, finishing with less than half of Peric's votes, and even behind the Reform party's Reg Petersen.[1]

Sobeski served as a municipal councillor in Woodstock, Ontario beginning in 2003. He was elected as the mayor of Woodstock, Ontario in the 2010 municipal election, defeating incumbent Michael Harding.[2][3]

Sobeski was defeated by Birtch in a faceoff along with former Mayor Harding in 2014. He died on 17 March 2016.[4]


  1. ^ Quantrell, Jim (2008-11-04). "1993: Peric wins local seat" (pdf). Cambridge Times. City of Cambridge, Ontario. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Sobeski wins in landslide". Woodstock Sentinel-Review. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Waterloo Region mayors re-elected, upset in Woodstock". CKCO-DT. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Former Woodstock mayor, Cambridge MP Pat Sobeski dies at 64". CTV Kitchener. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 

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