Charlie Clark (politician)

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Charlie Clark
Mayor of Saskatoon
Assumed office
October 31, 2016[1]
Preceded byDon Atchison
Saskatoon City Councillor for Ward 6
In office
2006–2016
Preceded byElaine Hnatyshyn
Succeeded byCynthia Block
ConstituencyWard 6
Personal details
Spouse(s)Sarah Buhler
Alma materYork University (M.A.)
University of Toronto (B.Ed.)
University of Winnipeg (B.A.)
OccupationMediator

Charlie Clark is a Canadian politician who was elected Mayor of Saskatoon in the 2016 Saskatchewan municipal elections.[2]

Prior to his election to the mayoralty, Clark served on Saskatoon City Council for ten years as councillor for Ward 6, and worked for the non-profit Core Neighbourhood Development Council and Quint Development Corporation as a mediator.[3] He defeated incumbent mayor Don Atchison after a tight race during which Atchison maintained a narrow lead in public opinion polling, while both Clark and third-place finisher Kelley Moore traded the second-place position, throughout the campaign.[4] He received a late-campaign endorsement from comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis, whose wife is Clark's stepmother's niece.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tank, Phil (2016-10-31). "Clark rides 'optimism' into mayor's chair". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  2. ^ "Charlie Clark defeats Don Atchison to become Saskatoon's new mayor-elect". CBC News. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Charles (2016-10-13). "Clark wants to become the change voters are looking for". The Star-Phoenix. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ "New Mainstreet poll shows tight 3-way race for mayor of Saskatoon". CBC News. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  5. ^ "Charlie Clark gets last-minute shoutout from Zach Galifianakis". CTV News. The Canadian Press. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-10-31.