|Alberta electoral district|
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Airdrie-Chestermere was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It was mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.
The district was located to the east of Calgary in southern Alberta. It was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution from the old riding of Airdrie-Rocky View. The riding has an urban rural mix. It was named after the city of Airdrie and the town of Chestermere. In addition the riding also covered Crossfield and the eastern half of Rocky View County as well as border areas of Calgary that have grown beyond into the district.
The voters in the district and its antecedents primarily supported Progressive Conservative candidates in the past, but other right leaning parties polled well. The first representative was Progressive Conservative Carol Haley who had previously represented Airdrie-Rocky View and the second was Rob Anderson who was elected as a Progressive Conservative in 2008 but crossed the floor to the Wildrose Alliance in early 2010.
|43 Airdrie-Chestermere 2003 Boundaries|
|Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills||Strathmore-Brooks||Calgary-Cross, Calgary-Fort, Calgary-Hays Calgary-McCall, Calgary-Mackay, Calgary-Montrose, Foothills-Rocky View||Highwood|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of the north boundary of Sec. 13 in Twp. 29, Rge. 1 W5 and the centre line of Highway 2; then 1. east along the north boundary of Sec. 13 in the Twp. and the north boundary of Sec. 15, 14 and 13 in Twp. 29, Rge. 29 W4 and the north boundary of Secs. 18 and 17 in Twp. 29, Rge. 28 W4 to the east boundary of Sec. 17 in the Twp.; 2. south along the east boundary of Secs. 17 and 8 to the north boundary of Sec. 4 in the Twp.; 3. east along the north boundary of Secs. 4, 3, 2 and 1 in the Twp. to the east boundary of Rge. 28 W4; 4. south along the east boundary to the north boundary of Twp. 28; 5. east along the north boundary to the east boundary of Rge. 25 W4; 6. south along the east boundary to the north boundary of Twp. 26; 7. east along the north boundary to the east boundary of Sec. 35 in Twp. 26, Rge. 25 W4; 8. south along the east boundary of Secs. 35 and 26 in the Twp. to the north boundary of Sec. 23 in the Twp.; 9. west along the north boundary of Secs. 23, 22, 21, 20 and 19 in the Twp. to the east boundary of Rge. 26 W4; 10. south along the east boundary to the north boundary of Twp. 25; 11. west along the north boundary to the east boundary of Sec. 32 in Twp. 25, Rge. 26 W4; 12. south along the east boundary of Secs. 32 and 29 in the Twp. to the north boundary of Sec. 20 in the Twp.; 13. west along the north boundary of Sec. 20 to the east boundary of Sec. 19 in the Twp.; 14. south along the east boundary of Secs. 19 and 18 in the Twp. to the north boundary of Sec. 7 in the Twp.; 15. west along the north boundary to the east boundary of Rge. 27; 16. south along the east boundary of Rge. 27 to the right bank of the Bow River; 17. upstream along the right bank of the Bow River to the southerly extension of 88 Street SE in the City of Calgary; 18. north along the extension of 88 Street SE to the east Calgary city boundary; 19. north and west along the east city boundary to its intersection with the centre line of Highway 2; 20. north along the centre line of Highway 2 to the north boundary of Sec. 12 in Twp. 26, Rge. 1 W5 (Highway 566); 21. west along the north boundary of Secs. 12, 11 and 10 to the east boundary of Sec. 16 in the Twp.; 22. north along the east boundary of Secs. 16, 21, 28 and 33 in Twp. 26 and Secs. 4, 9, 16 and 21 in Twp. 27 to the north boundary of Sec. 22 in Twp. 27, Rge. 1 W5; 23. east along the north boundary of Secs. 22, 23 and 24 to the centre line of Highway 2; 24. north along Highway 2 to the starting point.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Airdrie-Chestermere|
|See Airdrie-Rocky View 1997-2004|
|26th||2004-2008||Carol Haley||Progressive Conservative|
The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution. The first election held that year saw Progressive Conservative incumbent Carol Haley who had previously represented the old riding's of Three Hills-Airdrie and Airdrie-Rocky View win the seat with a landslide over a crowded field of seven other candidates. She retired from office at dissolution in 2008.
The 2008 election saw Progressive Conservative candidate Rob Anderson sweep to office. He crossed the floor to the Wildrose Alliance on January 4, 2010 citing dissatisfaction with the Progressive Conservative government and Premier Ed Stelmach.
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 39.53%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Carol Haley||6,842||57.77%||*|
|Alberta Party||Jeff Willerton||1,036||8.75%||*|
|Alberta Alliance||Bradley Gaida||758||6.40%||*|
|Social Credit||Jerry Gautreau||178||1.50%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||53|
|30,096 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative pickup new district||Swing N/A|
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Airdrie-Chestermere||Turnout 37.53%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||5,846||19.10%||56.57%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||3,918||12.80%||37.91%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||3,739||12.22%||36.18%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||3,321||10.85%||32.14%||3|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||3,260||10.65%||31.55%||8|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||2,899||9.47%||28.05%||6|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||1,849||6.04%||17.89%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||1,703||5.57%||16.48%||10|
|Total Ballots||10,334||2.96 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||962|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 34.34%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Rob Anderson||9,374||62.58%||4.81%||*|
|Wildrose Alliance||Jeff Willerton||2,362||15.77%||9.37%||7.02%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||35|
|43,721 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing 7.09%|
2004 Student Vote
|Bert Church High School|
|Chestermere High School|
|Ecole Airdrie Middle School|
|George McDougall High School|
|Meadowbrook Middle School|
|Muriel Clayton Middle School|
|Our Lady Queen of Peace|
On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.
|2004 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Carol Haley||652||39.16%|
|Separation Party||Bob Lefurgey||137||8.23%|
|Alberta Alliance||Bradley Gaida||85||5.11%|
|Alberta Party||Jeff Willerton||77||4.62%|
|Social Credit||Jerry Gautreau||45||2.70%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||53|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 22–23.
- "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010.[dead link]
- "Airdrie-Chestermere Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 20, 2010.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 346–351.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27.[dead link]
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19.[dead link]