Bob Benzen

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Bob Benzen

Bob Benzen 20171012.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Heritage
Assumed office
April 3, 2017
Preceded byStephen Harper
Personal details
Born (1959-03-03) March 3, 1959 (age 60)
Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Sue Benzen
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta, Canada

Bob Benzen MP (born March 3, 1959) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on April 3, 2017.[1] He represents the electoral district of Calgary Heritage as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.[1] He succeeded former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who had resigned as an MP in 2016.

Prior to his election, Benzen was a businessman specializing in data storage and information management for energy companies.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017: Calgary Heritage
Resignation of Stephen Harper
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Benzen 19,389 71.49 +7.72
Liberal Scott Forsyth 5,889 21.71 −4.26
New Democratic Khalis Ahmed 784 2.89 −4.39
Green Taryn Knorren 484 1.78 −0.35
Christian Heritage Jeff Willerton 383 1.41
Libertarian Darcy Gerow 113 0.42
National Advancement Stephen J. Garvey 79 0.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 27,121 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots -
Eligible voters 81,036
Conservative hold Swing +4.70