Robin Campbell (politician)

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Robin Campbell
MLA for West Yellowhead
In office
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by Ivan Strang
Succeeded by Eric Rosendahl
Personal details
Born (1955-09-09) September 9, 1955 (age 59)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Jasper, Alberta

Robin Ian Campbell (born September 9, 1955) was a Canadian provincial level politician. He was elected in 2008 to represent the electoral district of West Yellowhead in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He was a member of the former governing Progressive Conservative caucus. He was appointed Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury board by Premier Jim Prentice on September 15, 2014. He lost his seat to Eric Rosendahl in the May 5, 2015 provincial election that also defeated the Progressive Conservative government after 44 years in office.

Political career[edit]

Campbell ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 2008 Alberta general election. He won his first term to represent the electoral district of West Yellowhead by a wide margin to hold it for the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.[1]

Campbell is avid golfer and fishermen. He has a daughter, Sheena.

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008: West Yellowhead
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Robin Campbell 4,206 53.83% 8.11%
Liberal Lisa Higgerty 1,932 24.72% 4.42%
New Democratic Ken Kuzminski 1,054 13.49% −8.09%
Wildrose Alliance Earle Cunningham 326 4.17% −4.05%
Green Scott Pickett 296 3.79% −0.39%
Total 7,814
Rejected, spoiled and declined 32
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,252 35.26%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.27%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 558–563. 
Alberta general election, 2012: West Yellowhead
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Robin Campbell 4,405 44.86%
Wildrose Stuart Taylor 2,642 26.91%
Alberta Party Glenn Taylor 1,668 16.99%
New Democratic Barry Madsen 794 8.09%
Liberal Michael Martyna 310 3.16%
Total 9,810

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-Seventh Legislative Assembly. Election Alberta. pp. 558–563. 

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Order of precedence
Preceded by
Doug Griffiths
Order of precedence in Alberta
as of 2013
Succeeded by
Heather Klimchuk