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Preceded by
  
Pierre Moreau

Succeeded by
  
Monique Richard

Education
  
Universite de Montreal

Role
  
Politician

Name
  
Simon-Pierre Diamond


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Born
  
February 9, 1985 (age 39) Boucherville, Quebec (
1985-02-09
)

Political party
  
Action democratique du Quebec, Quebec Liberal Party

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Simon-Pierre Diamond (born February 9, 1985 in Boucherville, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec. He represented the Marguerite-D'Youville district in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2007 to 2008 as a member of the Action démocratique du Québec.

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From 2004 to 2007, Diamond, a law student at Université de Montréal and a resident of Boucherville, served as President of the Youth Commission of the ADQ. He supports same-sex marriage, but believes that only the federal government has jurisdiction over that issue.

In the 2007 election at age 22, Diamond became the youngest member ever elected to the Quebec legislature, a record he held until the 2012 election of Léo Bureau-Blouin; the previous recordholders had been André Boisclair and Claude Charron.

Diamond was elected with 37% of the vote, defeating PQ candidate Sébastien Gagnon (31%) and Liberal incumbent Pierre Moreau (27%). He took office on April 12, 2007. On April 19, 2007, he was selected to be the Official Opposition's Shadow Minister of Environment and Sustaining Development. He lost his seat in the 2008 election along with 33 other ADQ MNAs, coming in third place in his ridding with 18.46% of the vote.

On May 31, 2010, it was announced Diamond had switched to the Liberal Party and would be running for them in the July 5 Vachon by-election. He was defeated in that election by Parti Québécois candidate Martine Ouellet.

His father is a federal Liberal.

Electoral record

Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

* Increase is from UFP

References

Simon-Pierre Diamond Wikipedia


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