|MLA for Calgary-Elbow|
|Preceded by||Ralph Klein|
|Succeeded by||Alison Redford|
|Born||1954/1955 (age 59–60)|
Craig Cheffins is a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Calgary-Elbow riding. Running as a Liberal, he won the seat in a 2007 by-election, but lost the seat in the 2008 general election.
A by-election was called to replace former premier Ralph Klein, who vacated the seat, after retiring as premier of Alberta. He was considered a "prime candidate" in the by-election, according to Don Braid, of the Calgary Herald., and won the by-election by approximately 800 votes. The constituency had previously elected Progressive Conservative candidates in every election and by-election since 1971.
Cheffins was an active member of the Weaselhead Preservation Society.
Cheffins lost the provincial election on March 3, 2008.
|Alberta general election, 2008: Calgary-Elbow|
|Progressive Conservative||Alison Redford||6,130||42.08||+3.75|
|Wildrose Alliance||Dale Nelson||963||6.61||+2.44|
|New Democratic||Garnet Wilcox||290||1.99||−1.31|
|Total valid votes||14,568||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||77|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.16%|
|Calgary-ElbowAlberta provincial by-election, June 12, 2007:|
|Progressive Conservative||Brian Heninger||4,039||38.33||−13.15|
|Alberta Alliance||Jane Morgan||439||4.17||+0.56|
|New Democratic||Al Brown||348||3.30||+0.75|
|Social Credit||Trevor Grover||175||1.66||+1.15|
|Total valid votes||10,538||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||41|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+11.20%|
- Braid, Don (2007-05-16). "Liberal undercurrent runs deep". Calgary Herald (CanWest Global Communications). Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- McLean, Archie (2007-05-16). "Opposition eager to contest byelections: Liberals sense new weakness in Calgary Elbow riding now that Klein is out of the picture". Edmonton Journal (CanWest Global Communications). Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- Saelhof, Todd (2007-05-14). "Grit feels Tories on de-Klein". Calgary Sun (Sun Media Corporation). Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- Dave Taylor Leadership Campaign (2008-09-11). "Craig Cheffins Announced as Co-Chair - Teams up with Dave on Leadership Bid".
- Services, Enrolment (2007). "MRCalendar2007-2008" (PDF). Mount Royal College. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
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- Bell, Rick (2007-05-16). "This could be a bye-bye election: Ed may get a Calgary Elbow to the head: Days of the Turnip Tories are long gone". Calgary Sun (Sun Media Corporation). Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- Bell, Rick (2007-05-18). "The people of Poll 13 live in one of Calgary's luckiest districts ... and even here you can feel the discontent". Calgary Sun (Sun Media Corporation). Retrieved 2007-05-20.
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