Cecil Clarke

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For the soldier and inventor, see Cecil Vandepeer Clarke. Cecil Clarke_sentence_0

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The Honourable

Cecil ClarkeCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_0_0

Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of AssemblyCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_1_0
PremierCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_2_0 Rodney MacDonaldCecil Clarke_cell_0_2_1
Lieutenant GovernorCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_3_0 Myra Freeman

Mayann FrancisCecil Clarke_cell_0_3_1

Preceded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_4_0 Murray ScottCecil Clarke_cell_0_4_1
Succeeded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_5_0 Alfie MacLeodCecil Clarke_cell_0_5_1
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly

for Cape Breton NorthCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_6_0

Preceded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_7_0 Russell MacLellanCecil Clarke_cell_0_7_1
Succeeded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_8_0 Eddie OrrellCecil Clarke_cell_0_8_1
Mayor of Cape Breton Regional MunicipalityCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_9_0
Preceded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_10_0 John W. MorganCecil Clarke_cell_0_10_1
Succeeded byCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_11_0 Amanda McDougallCecil Clarke_cell_0_11_1
Personal detailsCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_12_0
BornCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_13_0 (1968-04-12) April 12, 1968 (age 52)

North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaCecil Clarke_cell_0_13_1

Political partyCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_14_0 Progressive ConservativeCecil Clarke_cell_0_14_1
ResidenceCecil Clarke_header_cell_0_15_0 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaCecil Clarke_cell_0_15_1

Cecil Phillip Clarke (born April 12, 1968) is a politician in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cecil Clarke_sentence_1

He was the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality from 2012 to 2020, and represented the riding of Cape Breton North in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, from 2001 to 2011 as a Progressive Conservative. Cecil Clarke_sentence_2

Before politics Cecil Clarke_section_0

Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Clarke graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University in 1990. Cecil Clarke_sentence_3

Political career Cecil Clarke_section_1

In the 1997 federal election, Clarke made his first attempt at entering politics, running as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Sydney—Victoria. Cecil Clarke_sentence_4

He finished third behind New Democrat Peter Mancini, and Liberal Vince MacLean. Cecil Clarke_sentence_5

Clarke turned to provincial politics and was elected in a March 2001 byelection. Cecil Clarke_sentence_6

He was re-elected in the 2003, 2006 and 2009 general elections. Cecil Clarke_sentence_7

He served in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Energy, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Cecil Clarke_sentence_8

Clarke was Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia from June 2006 to October 2007. Cecil Clarke_sentence_9

In July 2010, Clarke announced that he was seeking the federal Conservative nomination for the riding of Sydney—Victoria. Cecil Clarke_sentence_10

On March 25, 2011, Clarke resigned his seat in the Nova Scotia legislature so he could run for the Conservatives in the 2011 federal election. Cecil Clarke_sentence_11

On May 2, 2011, Clarke was defeated in his bid for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada by Liberal incumbent Mark Eyking. Cecil Clarke_sentence_12

On September 6, 2012, Clarke announced that he was entering the race for mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in the 2012 Nova Scotia municipal elections. Cecil Clarke_sentence_13

On October 20, 2012, Clarke was elected mayor. Cecil Clarke_sentence_14

He assumed office on November 5, 2012. Cecil Clarke_sentence_15

Clarke was re-elected mayor in the 2016 municipal election. Cecil Clarke_sentence_16

Clarke was criticized in early 2018 for a trip to China which cost taxpayers over $30,000 and included first-class tickets for himself. Cecil Clarke_sentence_17

In 2018, Clarke came out as gay, revealing that someone had threatened to out him. Cecil Clarke_sentence_18

On February 3, 2018, Clarke announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. Cecil Clarke_sentence_19

He lost to Tim Houston. Cecil Clarke_sentence_20

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil Clarke.