|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Fort McMurray—Athabasca
June 30, 2014
|Preceded by||Brian Jean|
David Yurdiga is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2014 by-election. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Yurdiga studied power engineering at a technical school in Alberta. Beginning in the early 1990s, Yurdiga sold industrial chemicals and safety equipment out of Fort McMurray. He then branched out and created a consulting and property management business in Lac La Biche.
In 2007, Yurdiga was elected to Athabasca County’s council, representing Grassland. He was named deputy reeve in 2008, and then served as reeve from 2009 to 2013.
He is married, and has a son and daughter.
With the departure of MP Brian Jean in 2014, Yurdiga was selected to be the Conservative candidate in the by-election to represent Fort McMurray-Athabasca.
|June 30, 2014: Fort McMurray—AthabascaCanadian federal by-election,|
|New Democratic||Lori McDaniel||1,472||11.48||-1.77|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||12,826||100.0||–|
|Total rejected ballots||34||0.26||–|
|By-election due to the resignation of Brian Jean.|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- McDermott, Vincent (April 26, 2014). "Conservatives elect David Yurdiga as byelection candidate". Fort McMurray Today. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- "Q and A: MP David Yurdiga on the challenges that face an oilsands community". Ottawa Citizen. September 17, 2014.
- "Elections Canada". Elections Canada. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.