David McKenna (politician)

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David McKenna
MLA for Glen Stewart-Bellevue Cove
In office
Preceded byPat Mella
Succeeded byCynthia Dunsford
Personal details
DiedMarch 19, 2014
Queenstown, New Zealand
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceStratford, Prince Edward Island

David McKenna was a Canadian optometrist, businessman and politician. He represented the electoral district of Glen Stewart-Bellevue Cove in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 2003 to 2007. He was a Progressive Conservative.[1]

A resident of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, McKenna attended the University of Prince Edward Island, and graduated from the optometry program at the University of Waterloo.[2] He owned and operated Family Vision Centre in Charlottetown for 32 years.[3] He entered provincial politics in the 2003 election, winning the Glen Stewart-Bellevue Cove riding.[4] In the 2007 election, he lost to Liberal Cynthia Dunsford by 81 votes in the renamed Stratford-Kinlock riding.[5][6]

On March 19, 2014, McKenna died in Queenstown, New Zealand, at the age of 57.[1][3][7]


  1. ^ a b "David McKenna, former P.E.I. MLA, dies". CBC News. March 20, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  2. ^ "Alumni of Honour awards - David McKenna biography". University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  3. ^ a b "Former P.E.I. MLA and businessman dies". The Guardian. March 20, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  4. ^ "PEI Votes 2003 Glen Stewart-Bellevue Cove". CBC News. September 29, 2003. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  5. ^ "Parkdale Doris is going to the PEI legislature". The Guardian. May 28, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  6. ^ "District #6 Stratford-Kinlock". Elections PEI. May 28, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  7. ^ "MCKENNA, Dr. David T." The Guardian. March 28, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-29.