Calgary-Foothills

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Calgary-Foothills
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
CalgaryFoothills in Calgary.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Len Webber
Independent
District created 1971
First contested 1971
Last contested 2008

Calgary-Foothills is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It has elected 5 consecutive Progressive Conservative MLAs since its creation in 1971.

History[edit]

The electoral district of Calgary-Foothills was created in the 1971 boundary redistribution from most of the area that comprised the old electoral district of Calgary Bowness.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw only minor revisions made to the electoral district. The district was expanded north into land from whence Foothills-Rocky View where the city of Calgary annexed new land. The district also lost some land to Calgary-Hawkwood that comprised most of the neighborhood of Citadel south of Stony Trail and west of Sarcee Trail.

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Foothills
Assembly Years Member Party
See Calgary Bowness 1959-1971
17th 1971–1973 Len Werry Progressive Conservative
1973 Vacant
1973–1975 Stewart McCrae Progressive Conservative
18th 1975–1979
19th 1979–1982
20th 1982–1986 Janet Koper
21st 1986–1988
1988–1989 Vacant
22nd 1989–1993 Pat Nelson Progressive Conservative
23rd 1993–1997
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008 Len Webber
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012-2014
2014-present Independent

Calgary-Foothills was created in 1971 mostly from the predecessor district Calgary Bowness. That district had previously returned Social Credit MLA's from 1959 and 1963 and returned Progressive Conservative candidate Len Werry in the 1967 election. That district was abolished in 1971 and Werry ran as the incumbent in Foothills in the election held that year. He won the new district with over half the popular vote to take the new district for his party. Premier Peter Lougheed who had just formed government appointed Werry as Minister of Telephones and Utilities. On February 25, 1973 he died in a car accident resulting in a by-election several months later.

The 1973 by-election was a hotly contested race featuring a number of Alberta political party leaders. The riding returned Progressive Conservative candidate Stewart McCrae who held the riding with 44% of the popular vote. He defeated Social Credit leader Werner Schmidt who finished a strong second. The results of the by-election proved devastating to the Social Credit party who suffered from internal problems after Schmidt was unable to win a seat.

McCrae ran for a second term in the 1975 general election. He was re-elected with a landslide majority and appointed to cabinet by Lougheed after the election as the Minister responsible for Calgary Affairs. He was re-elected for his third term in the 1979 general election and kept his seat in cabinet this time becoming Minister of Government Services. McCrae retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1982.

The third representative was Janet Koper who was returned as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1982 general election with a landslide majority. She was re-elected in the 1986 election with a reduced majority. On December 18, 1988 Koper died. The electoral district remained vacant until the March 1989 election.

Pat Black was fourth representative in the riding. She was returned in the 1989 election holding the district was just 37% of the popular vote. She was appointed to the provincial cabinet as Minister of Energy when Premier Ralph Klein took power in 1992. She was reelected with a solid majority in 1993 and kept her seat in cabinet.

Black won her third term in office in the 1997 election with over 60% of the popular vote. After the election she became the new Minister of Economic Development and Tourism. In 1998 she got married and changed her last name to Nelson. In 1999 she was shuffled to be the Minister of Government Services. Nelson won re-election to her fourth term in the 2001 election winning a very large majority. She became the Minister of Finance until she retired from public office dissolution of the assembly in 2004.

The 2004 election returned Progressive Conservative candidate Len Webber. He won his second and third terms in 2008 and 2012. In March 2014 Webber left the PC caucus to sit as an independent.[2]

Legislature results[edit]

1971 general election[edit]

1971 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 80.40% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Len Werry 7,693 51.47% *
     Social Credit Jay Salmon 5,885 39.37% *
     NDP James Staples 1,370 9.16% *
Total 14,948 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
18,624 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1973 by-election[edit]

June 25, 1973 by-election results[4] Turnout 58.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stewart McCrae 5,576 44.40% -10.07% *
     Social Credit Werner Schmidt 4,167 33.18% -6.19% *
     NDP Nancy Eng 2,079 16.55% 7.39% *
     Liberal Robert Russell 725 5.77% *
     Modernization Glenn Pylypa 13 0.10% *
Total 12,560 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Unknown
21,303 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.13%

1975 general election[edit]

1975 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 65.28% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stewart McCrae 10,917 67.63% 23.23%
     Social Credit Bill Campbell 2,587 16.03% -17.15% *
     NDP Ken Gee 1,366 8.46% 8.09% *
     Liberal Hilda Armstrong 893 5.53% -0.24% *
     Independent Liberal Acker Winn 324 2.01% *
     Communist David Gutnick 55 0.34% *
Total 16,142 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 31
24,776 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 20.19%

1979 general election[edit]

1979 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 63.23% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Stewart McCrae 7,518 62.01% -5.62%
     Social Credit Lorraine Law 2,835 23.38% 7.35% *
     NDP Steve Arnett 982 8.10% -0.36% *
     Liberal Catherine Fitzpatrick 789 6.51% 0.98% *
Total 12,124 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
19,210 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.49%

1982 general election[edit]

1982 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 63.37% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Janet Koper 9,708 66.93% 4.92% *
     NDP Joanne Hendenstrom 2,249 15.51% 7.41% *
     Western Canada Concept Robert Moyor 1,438 9.91% *
     Independent Carol Stein 570 3.93% *
     Liberal Larry Adorjan 540 3.72% -2.79% *
Total 14,505 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 23
21,217 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.17%

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 48.51% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Janet Koper 6,111 55.32% -11.61%
     NDP Thora Miessner 2,572 23.28% 7.77% *
     Liberal Len Wolstenholme 1,741 15.76% 12.04% *
     Representative Allen Howard 623 5.64% *
Total 11,047 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 6
22,786 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -4.10%

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 60.49% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pat Nelson 5,341 37.25% -18.07% *
     Liberal Harvey Locke 4,866 33.93% 18.17% *
     NDP Thora Miessner 4,133 28.82% 5.54% *
Total 14,340 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 43
23,779 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -18.12%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 66.92% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pat Nelson 8,129 52.80% 15.55%
     Liberal Frances Wright 6,146 39.92% 5.99% *
     NDP Don McMillan 965 6.27% -22.55% *
     Natural Law Anna Novikov 155 1.01% *
Total 15,395 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 26
23,041 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.77%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 51.42% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pat Nelson 8,849 60.43% 7.63%
     Liberal Albert Ludwig 4,339 29.63% -10.29% *
     Social Credit Kevin Davidson 735 5.02% *
     NDP Brenda Wadley 720 4.92% -1.35% *
Total 14,643 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 21
28,518 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.96%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[12] Turnout 52.59% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Pat Nelson 12,070 67.41% 6.98%
     Liberal Harry Chase 5,051 28.21% -1.42% *
     NDP Jon Adams 784 4.38% -0.54% *
Total 17,905 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 86
34,208 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.20%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[13] Turnout 37.13% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Len Webber 5,819 56.77% -10.64% *
     Liberal Stephen Jenuth 3,561 34.74% 6.53% *
     Alberta Alliance Vincent Jansen van Doorn 472 4.61% *
     NDP Malcolm Forster 398 3.88% -0.50% *
Total 10,250 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 50
27,739 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.59%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[14] Turnout 35.24% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Len Webber 6,088 48.20% -8.57%
     Liberal Mike Robinson 4,909 38.86% 4.12% *
     Wildrose Alliance Kevin Legare 972 7.70% 3.09% *
Greens Ian Groll 411 3.25% *
     NDP Stephanie Sundberg 251 1.99% -1.89% *
Total 12,631 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 61
36,019 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.35%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Len Webber 8,260 53.54% %
     Wildrose Dustin Nau 5,177 33.55% %
     Liberal Kurt Hansen 1,414 9.16% *
     NDP Jenn Carkner 578 3.75%
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Calgary-Foothills[15] Turnout 37.13%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,540 16.89% 53.05% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,004 14.90% 46.79% 2
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,965 14.75% 46.33% 5
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,928 10.89% 34.21% 6
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,680 9.97% 31.32% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 2,344 8.72% 27.39% 4
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,796 6.68% 20.99% 9
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,673 6.22% 19.55% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,566 5.83% 18.30% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,386 5.15% 16.20% 10
Total Votes 26,882 100%
Total Ballots 8,558 3.14 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,741
27,739 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[16]
Jerry Potts Elementary

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[17]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Len Webber 28 39.44%
     Liberal Stephen Jenuth 17 23.94%
     NDP Malcolm Forster 14 19.72%
     Alberta Alliance Vincent Jansen van Doorn 12 16.90%
Total 71 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2

2012 election[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 10. 
  2. ^ Wood, James (March 12, 2014). "MLA won’t remain a Tory ‘with her as leader of the party’". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-Foothills By-election official results". Elections Alberta. June 25, 1973. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1975 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1979 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Calgary-Foothills Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 206–209. 
  15. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  16. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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