Rob Altemeyer

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Rob Altemeyer
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Wolseley
Assumed office
June 3, 2003
Preceded by Jean Friesen
Personal details
Born Winnipeg, Manitoba[1]
Political party New Democratic Party
Parents Bob Altemeyer
Alma mater University of Manitoba

Rob Altemeyer is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He is a member of the Manitoba legislature.

Altemeyer has long been involved in social justice and environmental issues in the Winnipeg area. He was responsible for implementing a recycling program at the University of Manitoba, and was one of the founders of the Global Change Game (an internationally respected educational program) while still a student. Altemeyer served a two-year term on the Council of Canadians, and has taken part in a variety of activities in the fair trade/anti-globalization movement. In 1998, he organized an anti-globalization study group known as Beyond McWorld.

Altemeyer has also been involved in the Wolseley Neighbourhood Advisory Committee, which is involved in over two dozen local capital improvement projects. Prior to the 2003 provincial election, he served as an assistant to New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) Cabinet Minister Tim Sale.

In the 2003 general election, Altemeyer was elected to the provincial legislature as a New Democrat for the centre-Winnipeg riding of Wolseley. He received 3482 votes, against 1193 for his nearest competitor, Green Party leader Markus Buchart. He was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election.


Altemeyer was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was educated at the University of Manitoba where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master's Degree in Natural Resource Management. He also played college baseball for two years in North Dakota, on an athletic scholarship. Rob Altemeyer is the son of Canadian psychologist Bob Altemeyer.

Electoral record[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2011: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 4,229 60.72 −3.16
Green James Beddome 1,368 19.64 +7.57 $5635.36
     Progressive Conservative Harpreet Turka 850 12.20 +0.89
Liberal Eric Stewart 517 7.42 −4.02
Total valid votes 6,964 99.21
Rejected and declined votes 55 0.78
Turnout 7,019 55.60
Registered voters 12,624
Majority 2,861 25.68 41.08
Manitoba general election, 2007: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 4,038 63.88 $21,917.13
Green Ardythe Basham 763 12.07 $1,096.00
Liberal Raven Thundersky 723 11.44
     Progressive Conservative Gustav Nelson 715 11.31 $3,946.16
Communist David Tymoshchuk 82 1.30 $373.87
Total valid votes 6,321 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 53
Turnout 6,374 55.28
Registered voters 11,531
Manitoba general election, 2003: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Rob Altemeyer 3,482 56.90 $20,948.83
Green Markus Buchart 1,193 19.49 $5,307.87
Liberal Val Mollison 766 12.52 $4,591.54
     Progressive Conservative Ashley Burner 679 11.09 $1,006.54
Total valid votes 6,120 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 77
Turnout 6,197 53.14
Registered voters 11,662


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