Paschen became leader of the Alberta Greens after founder Norman Conrad moved out of the province. She first ran for provincial office in a by-election held in the Edmonton-Strathcona electoral district on October 18, 1990. Paschen received 4.54% of the vote and finished fifth out of sixth place, losing to Barrie Chivers a candidate for the New Democrats. She finished ahead of Social Credit leader Robert Alford.
Paschen lead the party into the 1993 Alberta general election. The party did not make much of an impact as it only fielded a slate of 11 candidates winning .20% of the popular vote and finishing second last over all. Paschen ran for a second time in Edmonton-Strathcona. Her popular vote was cut in half from the by-election and she only took 1.5% of the popular vote.
After retiring from provincial politics, Paschen moved to Ontario and became a wind farm operator.
- "Appreciation". Alberta Greens. Archived from the original on 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Edmonton-Strathcona By-election official results". Elections Alberta. October 18, 1990. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
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