(born November 4, 1964 in La Tuque, Quebec
) is a politician
, and the Action démocratique du Québec
Member of the National Assembly
for the electoral district of Lotbinière
She was awarded a law degree from Université Laval
in 1987 and admitted to the Barreau du Québec
in 1988. She was lawyer for 15 years including 12 years for mental health
organizations in Mauricie
. She served as mayor of Saint-Sophie-de-Lévrard
from 1998 to 2003. She also worked for the Bécancour Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Roy was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2003 election
with 37% of the vote.Parti Québécois
(PQ) incumbent Jean-Guy Paré
finished third with 26% of the vote.
In the 2007 election
, Roy was easily re-elected with 59% of the vote. Liberal
candidate Laurent Boissonneault
, finished second with 22% of the vote.
On March 29, 2007, Roy was appointed Deputy Official Opposition
In the 2008 election
, Roy won re-election with 44% of the vote, even though her party's support sharply declined and party leader Mario Dumont
announced his resignation. On February 27, 2009, she was named the interim leader of the ADQ until a successor to Dumont is announced.. LCN
, February 27, 2009.