Doug Steele

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Doug Steele
MLA
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Cypress Hills
Assumed office
April 4, 2016
Preceded by Wayne Elhard
Personal details
Political party Saskatchewan Party
Spouse(s) Phyllis
Residence Rural Municipality of Gull Lake
Profession Farmer

Doug Steele is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan in the 2016 provincial election.[1][2] He represents the electoral constituency of Cypress Hills as a member of the Saskatchewan Party.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Steele served on the council for the Rural Municipality of Gull Lake for approximately two decades, most recently as reeve. He has been a director of Division 3 of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, and was the vice-president of the Association at the time he was nominated by the Saskatchewan Party. He resigned his position with SARM when he was nominated.[3] He has been active in raising farming issues both locally and internationally.[4] He also served on several local boards, such as the school board and the ambulance board.[5]

The nomination to represent the Saskatchewan Party was closely contested, with Steele and Elaine Anderson both seeking the nomination.[6] Steele won the nomination by 16 votes over Anderson.[7]

In the general election, Steele faced candidates from four other parties. He won the riding by almost 80% of the vote. His closest competitor was Barb Genert for the New Democratic Party,[8] who came in second with just over 12% of the vote.[2][9]

Steele lives in the Gull Lake area and operates a mixing cattle and grain farm with his wife Phyllis.[4] They have three adult children and one grandchild.[5]

Election results

Saskatchewan general election, 2016: Cypress Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Doug Steele 5,774 79.5% -3.4%
New Democratic Barb Genert 875 12.0% -0.4%
Progressive Conservative John Gooshen 382 5.3% +5.3%
Green Marie Crowe 133 1.8% -3.0%
Liberal Charles Tait 99 1.4% +1.4%
Total 7,263 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "Wall wins again: Sask. Party takes 3rd straight majority". CJME, April 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Sask Party sweeps southwestern Saskatchewan", Southwest Booster, April 5, 2016.
  3. ^ SARM Media Release: "Doug Steele Wins Saskatchewan Party Nomination", July 29, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Steele seeks Sask Party nomination", Maple Creek News and Advance Times, May 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Doug Steele Wins Contested Nomination in Cypress Hills", Shaunavon Standard, July 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Elaine Anderson seeks Cypress Hills Saskatchewan Party nomination", Prairie Post, June 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Steele wins contested Sask Party nomination in Cypress Hills riding", Southwest Booster, July 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cypress Hills NDP candidate named ahead of April 4 provincial election", Southwest Booster, February 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Elections Saskatchewan, "2016 General Election Results": Cypress Hills.
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