Andrew Beniuk

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Andrew George Beniuk (born April 26, 1944)[1] is a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a Member of the Alberta Legislature from 1993 until 1997 and has since tried to regain his seat twice since being defeated.

Political career[edit]

Beniuk was elected to his first term in the Alberta Legislature in the 1993 Alberta general election. He defeated NDP Leader Ray Martin in a surprise win to pick up Edmonton-Norwood for the Liberals. On June 23, [995 Beniuk was removed from the Liberal caucus and sat as an Independent. He joined the Progressive Conservatives in 1996. Beniuk ran for re-election in the 1997 Alberta general election but was defeated by Sue Olsen of his former party.[2] Beniuk tried to regain his seat in the 2001 Alberta general election but was defeated by Bill Bonner in the Edmonton Glengarry electoral district.[3] In 2008 he attempted to repeat his 1993 feat and ran against NDP leader Brian Mason in Edmonton Highlands-Norwood. He was easily defeated by Mason.


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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Ray Martin
MLA Edmonton-Norwood
Succeeded by
Sue Olsen