Bridget Pastoor

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Bridget A. Pastoor
Bridget Pastoor 2009 high rez.jpg
MLA for Lethbridge East
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by Ken Nicol
Personal details
Born Bridget Antoinette Brennan
(1940-04-13) April 13, 1940 (age 74)
St. Boniface, Manitoba
Political party Progressive Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Party 2004-2011
Residence Lethbridge, Alberta

Bridget Antoinette Brennan Pastoor (born April 13, 1940) is a Canadian politician who has been serving as a member of the Alberta legislative assembly since 22 November 2004.

Pastoor began her political life when she ran in the 1998 election for a seat on the Lethbridge City Council in Lethbridge, Alberta. After serving two terms on city council and with the resignation of Alberta Liberal Party leader Ken Nicol, she decided to run in the 2004 provincial election to take his place in the Lethbridge East riding. She won the riding with 5,340 votes, beating her nearest competitor Rod Fong by 637 votes.

Political career[edit]

Pastoor was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Lethbridge-East on November 22, 2004. She was re-elected on March 3, 2008.

On November 21, 2011, Pastoor crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Alison Redford.[1] Pastoor was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election under the Progressive Conservative banner.

Bridget Pastoor
Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braid, Don (2011-11-21). "Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor crosses floor to join Tories". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 

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