A well known figure in Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 4, 2010 in a byelection in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. Bob was previously MPP for the riding of Ottawa West from 1987 to 1997, and he served as the parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Management Board in 1987-88. Bob was appointed Minister of Transportation in October 2011, in addition to the role of Minister of Infrastructure which he held since August 2010. MPP Chiarelli currently serves as Ontario's Minister of Energy.
He is running for re-election in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean in the 2014 Ontario provincial election.