Don MacDonald

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Donald "Don" MacDonald
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
October 26, 1992 – June 15, 1993
Preceded by Connie Osterman
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Three Hills
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Occupation politician

Donald "Don" MacDonald is a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1992 to 1993.

Political career[edit]

MacDonald ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held on October 26, 1992 in the Three Hills electoral district. The race was hotly contested as MacDonald faced seven other candidates. He ended up winning the district taking 46% of the popular vote in a stunning upset.[1]

Months later the writ was dropped for the 1993 Alberta general election. MacDonald ran in the new Three Hills-Airdrie electoral district as his old riding was abolished due to redistribution. MacDonald was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Carol Haley by a wide margin.[2]

He ran for a seat under the Social Credit banner in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding in the 1997 Alberta general election. In that election he finished a strong second to Progressive Conservative candidate Richard Marz.[3]

MacDonald holds the record for the shortest time in Alberta provincial office between election and defeat. He served in office for 7 months and 20 days.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three Hills by-election". Elections Alberta. October 26, 1992. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Three Hills-Airdrie results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Olds-Didsbury-Three_Hills results 1997". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "May 8, 2006". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Legislative Assembly of Alberta): 1. 

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