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DISTRICT: Calgary Centre
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Lee RichardsonCON3021355.41% X
Heesung KimLIB1046419.19%
Brian PincottNDP722713.25%
John N. JohnsonGRN637211.69%
Trevor GroverCAP2500.46%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 252 of 252 polls reporting


242 Calgary Centre

2006 Candidates:
CAP:Trevor William Grover
CON:Lee Richardson (Incumbent)
GRN:John Johnson
LIB:Heesung Kim
NDP:Brian Pincott


 Riding Map
This central Calgary riding runs between Bow Trail Southwest, 9th Avenue Southwest, Crowchild Trail Southwest and the Bow River in the north, Glenmore Trail and Highway 8 in the south, the CP Rail line in the east and Sarcee Trail Southwest in the west.

Nearly 21 per cent of people in this riding are immigrants, with a wide range of ethnocultural groups represented.

The service sector is the major employer here. Nearly 24 per cent of residents hold a university degree. Average family income was $85,530 in 2001, and unemployment was 5.1 per cent.

This riding was created in 2004, bringing together nearly 71,000 residents from Calgary Centre with 38,889 from Calgary West and 7,578 from Calgary Southwest.

Population: 117,439

Political History
In 2004, Conservative candidate Lee Richardson defeated Liberal Julie Turnbull.

The former Calgary Centre was Tory territory from 1968 to 1993, and was dominated for 21 of those years by Harvie Andre, who held a number of cabinet positions in PC governments. The Reform took over in 1993 and 1997. In 2000, the Tories returned, with then-leader Joe Clark unseating Eric Lowther by 4,304 votes.

Calgary Centre:
1968-1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - REF
2000 - PC

Calgary South Centre:
2004 - CON


Trevor William Grover

Party: Canadian Action Party

Birth Date: April 24, 1979
Age: 26
Birthplace: Red Deer, Alta.

Education: Pursued acting at Red Deer College
Profession: Instructor

Career Background: Was an instructor at Young Drivers of Canada, then a trainer with Schlumberger OFS

Electoral History: Worked as a volunteer on the federal and Alberta elections of 2004

Campaign Office:

Contact Agent
Jocelyn Marjorie Grover
205, 1702 23 ave. SW
T2T 0V2
Calgary, Alta.
(403) 258-2142

Lee Richardson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Birth date: Oct. 31, 1947
Age: 58
Birthplace: North Battleford, Sask.

Education: Holds a B.Comm from the University of Calgary and a B.Econ from the University of Alberta
Profession: Business person

Marital Status: Widower
Children: Mike, Jill and Jane

Career background: Began his career at CIBC in the late 1960s. He was an executive assistant to both John Diefenbaker and to the Alberta minister of industry and commerce. He was secretary to Cabinet in Alberta, and was also executive assistant, then executive director, to the office of the premier of Alberta. In the 1980s, he was deputy chief of staff to Brian Mulroney as Opposition Leader, and then was the director of scheduling, tour and special projects for the PMO. Currently, he is president of Lee Richardson Financial Corporation, involved in corporate finance and investment banking. He is a director and past chairman of ACD Systems International Inc., the developer of ACDSee image-viewing and management software.

Community activities: Served on the board of directors for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and has been a past committee chairman of the Calgary Stampede

Electoral History
Federal: First elected in Calgary Southeast in 1988; defeated in 1993. Elected in Calgary South Centre in 2004

Political History
Parliament: Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Communications in February 1991; to the minister of Transport, from May 1991 to September 1993

Campaign Office:
5707 MacLeod Tr. SW
(403) 258-1885

Ottawa Address:
Room 763 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-1561

John Johnson

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Year of Birth: 1970
Birthplace: Calgary, Alta.

Education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Completed two courses at BCIT in Photovoltaics

Career Background: Owns a consulting firm that is a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council. Worked for Western Canada's leading solar energy solutions provider and also consulted in industrial electronics. Was invited by Natural Resources Canada to attend the International Energy Association Task V workshop in the Netherlands as one of Canada's eleven key experts in Photovoltaics

Political History
Municipal: Was chief financial officer for the Green candidate for Calgary North Hill
Federal: Defeated in Calgary-Nose Hill in 2004

Campaign Office:
Phone: (403) 244-8246
Fax: (403) 209-0857

Heesung Kim

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Age: 45
Birthplace: Seoul

Education: Bachelor of architecture from McGill University. Graduated with the RAIC medal in architecture in 1982
Profession: Restaurant owner

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Fred Richards
Career background: Practised architecture in Calgary and Vancouver before returning to Calgary permanently. She owns and operates two restaurants, Ed's and Embarcadero. Spent a lot of time in South Asia working with a company that provides safe drinking water through a filter manufacturing plant in Bangladesh using Canadian technology

Community activities: Served as president and director of the Erlton Community Association, chairman and board member of the Victoria Crossing Business Revitalization zone, board member of the Calgary Alpha house society, charter member of the Calgary Korean Lions' Club. She is also experienced in adjudication, having served on the Calgary Development Appeal Board and the Calgary Planning Commission as well as the Alberta Municipal Government Board.

Campaign Office:
109 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alta.
(403) 228-9602

Brian Pincott

Party: New Democratic Party

Education: Holds a BA in English from Acadia University.

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Barbara Kinnie

Career background: Lighting designer and production manager for Alberta Theatre Projects. Well-known member of Calgary's cultural community and environmental activist

Community activities: Co-founder of the Calgary chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada, initiator and member of the City of Calgary pesticide best practices committee, board member of the Urban Eden Institute, treasurer of the Chinook Group and vice-chair for the prairie chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated in Calgary Southeast in 2004

Campaign Office:
(403) 228-6478

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