Roger Fitzgerald

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Roger Fitzgerald
Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
In office
2007 – October 27, 2011
Preceded by Harvey Hodder
Succeeded by Ross Wiseman
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Bonavista South
In office
1993 – September 19, 2011
Preceded by Aubrey Gover
Succeeded by Glen Little
Personal details
Born May 5, 1947
Political party Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party

Roger Fitzgerald is a Canadian politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He represented the district of Bonavista South from 1993 to 2011 and served as Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly.[1]

Before entering politics, he worked as a journeyman electrician. He married Marjorie Noseworthy. Fitzgerald served as mayor of Musgravetown.[2]

He is a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. He has served as Opposition Shadow Critic for Social Services, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agrifoods, Development and Rural Renewa1, Industry, Trade and Rural Development, and Intergovernmental Affairs as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, as a Member of the Caucus Strategy Committee, and as Vice-Chair of the Caucus Economic Development Committee.[3]

Fitzgerald ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Newfoundland assembly in 1989, losing to Aubrey Gover; he was elected in 1993 and was reelected in 1996, 1999 and 2003.[1] He was acclaimed in the 2007 Newfoundland and Labrador general election when his opponent withdrew from the race.[4] In June 2011, he announced that he would not be running for reelection.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dean-Simmons, Barbara (June 9, 2011). "Fitzgerald's Farewell". The Packet. 
  2. ^ O'Handley, Kathryn (1997). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. ISBN 1-896413-43-9. 
  3. ^ "Fitzgerald, Roger". Our Campaigns. 
  4. ^ "Withdrawal of Candidate in Bonavista South". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. October 5, 2007.