Darrell Samson

Liberal Party of Canada New Democratic Party House of Commons of Canada
Darrell Samson

Darrell Samson.jpg
Samson in 2019
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byPeter Stoffer
Personal details
Born (1959-10-13) October 13, 1959 (age 60)
Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal
Alma materUniversité de Moncton
Professioneducator

Darrell Samson MP (born October 13, 1959) is a Canadian Liberal politician who has represented the riding of Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015.[1][2] He is a former superintendent of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Nova Scotia's Acadian and Francophone school board.[3]

Early life and education

An Acadian, Samson is a native of Petit-de-Grat, Isle Madame, Nova Scotia. He attended the Université de Moncton, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Education and in 1984 with a Masters in Education.[4]

Before politics

Samson was a teacher/administrator at Caudle Park Elementary for many years before assuming his role at Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.[5] He has been the national president and vice-president of all French school board superintendents outside Quebec, an active member of the National Committee for Early Years as well as a member of the Provincial Advisory Council to the Minister of Education on Early Years in Nova Scotia.

Electoral record

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Darrell Samson 19,925 40.22 −7.73
New Democratic Matt Stickland 11,860 23.94 −10.45
Conservative Kevin Copley 11,211 22.63 +7.75
Green Anthony Edmonds 5,725 11.56 +8.78
People's Sybil Hogg 816 1.65 New
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,537 100.0     $101,895.70
Total rejected ballots 320 0.64 +0.27
Turnout 49,857 69.76 −1.49
Eligible voters 71,468
Liberal hold Swing +1.36
Source: Elections Canada[6]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Darrell Samson 23,161 47.95 +36.64
New Democratic Peter Stoffer 16,613 34.39 –19.91
Conservative Robert Thomas Strickland 7,186 14.88 –15.31
Green Mike Montgomery 1,341 2.78 –1.42
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,301 100.0     $200,617.35
Total rejected ballots 180 0.37 –0.22
Turnout 48,481 71.93 +12.46
Eligible voters 67,401
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +28.28
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

References

  1. ^ "Current Members of Parliament". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ "'It's a pretty surreal evening' as Liberals win all 11 seats in Nova Scotia". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "N.S. Grits get early start in federal campaign". The Chronicle Herald. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  4. ^ "L'Université de Moncton bien représentée à la Chambre des communes". umoncton.ca. Université de Moncton. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "'Something I've wanted all my life': Meet the Liberal who won Peter Stoffer's seat | Metro Halifax". metronews.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  6. ^ "Results Validated by the Returning Officer". Elections Canada. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  7. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine