Robert Hawkins (Northwest Territories politician)

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Robert Hawkins
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Assumed office
November 24, 2003
Preceded by Jake Ootes
Constituency Yellowknife Centre
Personal details
Political party non-partisan
consensus government
Occupation engineer

Robert Hawkins is an engineer and a former municipal and current territorial level politician from Northwest Territories, Canada.

Early life[edit]

Hawkins moved to Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories in 1977 as a child. Hawkins moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in 1987 to begin schooling at Sir John Franklin High School. He attended his post secondary education at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta. He began his political career when he was elected as an Alderman on the Yellowknife city council. He held that post until 2003 when he sought election to the territorial legislature.

Political career[edit]

Hawkins was first elected to the Northwest Territories Legislature winning the Yellowknife Centre electoral district in the 2003 Northwest Territories general election. He defeated 6 other candidates to take the sought after seat. In 2007, Hawkings pursued re-election and won again with almost 50% of the popular vote, and approximately 20% more than his closest competitor. 2007 Northwest Territories general election.


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