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Richard Merlini

Richard Merlini
MNA for Chambly
In office
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
Preceded by Diane Legault
Succeeded by Bertrand St-Arnaud
MNA for La Prairie
Assumed office
Preceded by Stéphane Le Bouyonnec
Personal details
Born (1965-01-27) January 27, 1965
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Action démocratique du Québec (2007-2008)
Quebec Liberal Party (2014-present)
Spouse(s) Lisa Hodgson

Richard Merlini (born January 27, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician from Quebec, Canada. He was an Action démocratique du Québec member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Chambly from 2007 to 2008.

Merlini holds a bachelor's degree in political science and history from Concordia University and an award from Toastmasters International Ville Saint-Laurent Toastmasters Club - Club#: 1025 in Saint-Laurent. Merlini worked for Premcor Ltee, a commercial printing company in Saint-Lambert as a clerk, a board member and the vice-president (production sector) for 26 years.

Merlini was also a candidate in Saint-Lambert in the 1990 municipal elections and in La Prairie in 2003. He was also involved with the Montreal South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the business association of La Prairie. He also coached a local soccer team in La Prairie since 2001.

Until 2003, he was a Liberal supporter.[1] In 2006, he was named the vice-president of the ADQ.

Merlini was first elected in the 2007 election with 39% of the vote. Parti Québécois candidate Bertrand St-Arnaud finished second with 29% of the vote. Merlini took office on April 12, 2007 and was named the critic for energy affairs.[2]


  1. ^ Les nouveaux visages de l'ADQ, La Presse, March 27, 2007
  2. ^ Au tour de l'ADQ, Radio-Canada, April 12, 2007

External links

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French).  

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