House of Assembly
December 13, 2016
New Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner for Legislative Standards Appointed
The Honourable Tom Osborne, Speaker of the House of Assembly, today announced the appointment of Mr. Bruce Chaulk as Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner for Legislative Standards, effective immediately.
"The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for exercising general direction and supervision over the
administrative conduct of elections and for enforcing fairness, impartiality and compliance with
the Elections Act, 1991. The Commissioner for Legislative Standards is responsible for hearing
appeals of public office holders under the Conflict of Interest Act, 1995. Mr. Chaulk's varied
experience will be an asset to this office. I wish him well in his new roles."
- The Honourable Tom Osborne, Speaker of the House of Assembly
The appointment was confirmed by resolution of the House of Assembly on December 12, 2016, as per subsection 4(2) of the Elections Act, 1991.
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Bruce Chaulk has been with Chief Electoral Office since 2011. During this time he was the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer and Director of Elections Finance. In June 2016, he was appointed Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner for Legislative Standards on an acting basis. Since joining the Provincial Government in 2007, Mr. Chaulk has worked with the Offices of the Comptroller General and the Auditor General in a number of different roles. Prior to joining the Provincial Government, he worked for 25 years in the private and public sectors.
Mr. Chaulk graduated from Memorial University with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce and received his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1994. He has volunteered with numerous organizations including the Society of Management Accountants, Junior Achievement, the Rennies River Development Foundation, Vanier School Council, Macdonald Drive School Council, Gonzaga School Council and the Avalon Woodturner's Guild. He resides in St. John's with his spouse, Elaine, and their two children.
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