Gerald Sampson

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Gerald SampsonGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_0_0
MLA for Victoria-The LakesGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_1_0
Preceded byGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_2_0 Kennie MacAskillGerald Sampson_cell_0_2_1
Succeeded byGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_3_0 Keith BainGerald Sampson_cell_0_3_1
Personal detailsGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_4_0
Political partyGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_5_0 LiberalGerald Sampson_cell_0_5_1
ResidenceGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_6_0 Big Bras d'Or, Nova ScotiaGerald Sampson_cell_0_6_1
OccupationGerald Sampson_header_cell_0_7_0 businessmanGerald Sampson_cell_0_7_1

Gerald E. Sampson is a Canadian businessman and politician. Gerald Sampson_sentence_0

He represented the electoral district of Victoria-The Lakes in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2003 to 2006. Gerald Sampson_sentence_1

He was a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. Gerald Sampson_sentence_2

Life and career Gerald Sampson_section_0

A resident of Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Sampson has worked for Human Resources Development Canada as an outreach worker, several trucking companies, in direct sales, and owned and managed his own business for five years. Gerald Sampson_sentence_3

He also worked for Statistics Canada as a Census Commissioner in 1991, 1996 and 2001. Gerald Sampson_sentence_4

Sampson attended Cape Breton University. Gerald Sampson_sentence_5

Political career Gerald Sampson_section_1

In 1991, Sampson was elected a municipal councillor in Victoria County, Nova Scotia. Gerald Sampson_sentence_6

He was re-elected in the 1994, 1997, and 2000 elections. Gerald Sampson_sentence_7

Following the 2000 election, Sampson was elected by council to serve as county warden. Gerald Sampson_sentence_8

In November 2002, Sampson announced that he was running for the provincial Liberal nomination in the newly created Victoria-The Lakes riding. Gerald Sampson_sentence_9

On March 29, 2003, Sampson defeated Brian Boudreau, the incumbent from Cape Breton-The Lakes on the third ballot to win the nomination. Gerald Sampson_sentence_10

In the 2003 election, Sampson defeated Progressive Conservative Keith Bain by 248 votes to win the seat, while Boudreau who ran as an independent finished fourth. Gerald Sampson_sentence_11

Sampson was defeated when he ran for re-election in 2006, losing to Bain by 729 votes. Gerald Sampson_sentence_12

He attempted to regain the seat in the 2009 election, but finished second, as Bain was re-elected by 505 votes. Gerald Sampson_sentence_13

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Sampson.