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Thomas Trappenberg is a German-Canadian politician and the leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia.[2] He is one of the provincial party's founding members. He previously ran as the Green Party of Canada candidate in the 2011 federal election for Halifax West.

Thomas Trappenberg
Leader of the Green Party of Nova Scotia
Assumed office
6 November 2016
Preceded byBrynn Nheiley (Interim)
Personal details
Born1963[1]
Germany
NationalityCanadian
Political partyGreen Party of Nova Scotia
Children2
OccupationProfessor of Computer Science
Websitegreenpartyns.ca

Early life and educationEdit

Born in Germany, Trappenberg received a Master of Science from Aachen University in 1989.[3] He then received a Ph.D from Aachen in 1992.

CareerEdit

Trappenberg is a professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in Hatchet Lake with his wife, daughter, and adopted son.

Electoral resultsEdit

2017 Nova Scotia general election: Clayton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Atlantica Jonathan Dean 154 1.8%
Liberal Rafah DiCostanzo 4,035 46.0%
Progressive Conservative Paul Kimball 2,304 26.3%
Green Thomas Trappenberg 506 5.8%
New Democratic Rana Zaman 1,764 20.1%
Total valid votes 8,763 100.0%  
Total rejected ballots 30
Turnout 8,793 49.6%
Eligible voters 17,712
Halifax Needham by-election August 30, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Lisa Roberts 2,519 50.97 +6.98
  Liberal Rod Wilson 1,662 33.63 -6.77
  Progressive Conservative Andy Arsenault 600 12.14 +1.32
Green Thomas Trappenberg 161 3.26 -1.53
Total valid votes 4,942 100.00
Total rejected ballots 21 0.42 -0.50
Turnout 4,963 32.50 -17.93
Electors on the lists 15,270
New Democratic hold Swing +6.87
2015 Canadian federal election: Halifax
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andy Fillmore 27,431 51.73 +26.08
New Democratic Megan Leslie 19,162 36.13 –15.48
Conservative Irvine Carvery 4,564 8.61 –9.41
Green Thomas Trappenberg 1,745 3.29 –1.10
Marxist–Leninist Allan Bezanson 130 0.25 -0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,032 100.00   $202,243.99
Total rejected ballots 259 0.49
Turnout 53,291 74.68
Eligible voters 71,363
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +20.78
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2013 Nova Scotia general election: Timberlea-Prospect
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Iain Rankin 4,471 51.93 +33.78
  New Democratic Party Linda Moxsom-Skinner 2,230 25.90 -44.31
  Progressive Conservative Dr. Bruce Pretty 1,608 18.86 +10.17
Green Thomas Trappenberg 300 3.50 +0.55
2011 Canadian federal election: Halifax West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 16,230 35.92 -5.64 $61,795.88
Conservative Bruce Pretty 13,782 30.50 +9.37 $51,236.29
New Democratic Gregor Ash 13,239 29.30 -0.30 $42,761.72
Green Thomas Trappenberg 1,931 4.27 -2.81 $860.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,182 100.0     $84,619.08
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 239 0.53 +0.16
Turnout 45,421 62.34 +3.21
Eligible voters 72,862
Liberal hold Swing -7.47
Sources:[7][8]
2009 Nova Scotia general election: Timberlea-Prospect
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Bill Estabrooks 6174 70.21
  Liberal Lisa Mullin 1596 18.15
  Progressive Conservative Gina Byrne 764 8.69
Green Thomas Trappenberg 259 2.95
2006 Nova Scotia general election: Timberlea-Prospect
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  New Democratic Party Bill Estabrooks 5317 63.15 +3.14
  Progressive Conservative Juanita Cirtwill 2034 24.16 +2.09
Liberal Lisa Mullin 851 10.11 -11.63
Green Thomas Trappenberg 217 2.58
2006 Canadian federal election: Halifax West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Geoff Regan 21,818 49.36 +1.86 $54,533.58
New Democratic Alan Hill 10,798 24.43 -3.52 $15,656.30
Conservative Rakesh Khosla 10,184 23.04 +2.10 $46,536.45
Green Thomas Trappenberg 1,406 3.18 -0.43 $642.68
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,206 100.0     $75,552
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 147 0.33 -0.02
Turnout 44,353 63.05 -0.46
Eligible voters 70,349
Liberal hold Swing +2.69

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trappenberg focused on student debt, job creation Signal HFX
  2. ^ Panacci, Amanda (6 November 2016). "Meet the new leader of Nova Scotia's Green Party". Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Chronicle Herald. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ DR. THOMAS TRAPPENBERG - Biography Dalhousie University
  4. ^ "Green Leadership". Halifax, Nova Scotia: Green Party of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Halifax (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on 15 August 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election

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