Richard Legendre

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Richard Legendre (born in Montreal on 19 January 1953) is a former professional tennis player and a Quebec politician.

Tennis

Legendre once represented Canada at the Davis Cup and had a career-high tennis ranking of World No. 232 in singles (December 1978). He played NCAA collegiate tennis at Florida State University in 1972 and 1973

Politics

He was the Quebec minister of sports in Bernard Landry's cabinet, after being elected as MNA for the riding of Blainville in 2001. In 2005 he was a candidate in the Parti Québécois's leadership election, a bid notably supported by former Quebec minister François Legault and sprinter and olympic medalist Bruny Surin. Legendre placed third with 7.5% of the vote.

In the 2007 elections, Legendre was surprisingly defeated by the ADQ's Pierre Gingras who was a former mayor for the City of Blainville. The party nearly won every seat in the lower Laurentians region. He is currently Vice-President of Montreal Impact, he was nominated on August 13, 2007 .

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