Private: 2011 Candidates
PC Candidate for St. John’s North District in the 2011 General Election
Bob Ridgley was born and raised in St. John’s. He graduated from St. Patrick’s Hall School, after which he obtained a B.A. from Iona College in New York. He later obtained a B.Ed. and a Graduate Diploma in Education Administration from Memorial University. After 18 years as a teacher, principal and school board supervisor, Bob pursued a career in business for 13 years. In 2000, Bob was appointed Executive Assistant to St. John’s East M.P. Norman Doyle.
Bob has had extensive experience in public life, having served 8 years as a Town Councillor in Torbay. He is a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club of Canada and has served on the Board of Directors of the Kinsmen Manor for Seniors. He has received national recognition for his writing and public speaking abilities.
He was sworn in as the Member for St. John’s North on November 12, 2003. He was appointed Chair of the P.C. Caucus on July 7, 2006.
On October 30, 2007, he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.
Bob is married to Elizabeth (Manning) and they have two daughters, Carolyn and Erin.