Glen Clegg

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Glen Clegg is a civil servant and former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 until 2001.

Political career[edit]

Clegg was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in the 1986 Alberta general election. He defeated incumbent New Democrat Jim Gurnett in a hotly contested two-way race to win the reconstituted riding of Dunvegan for the Progressive Conservatives. The race was very close with Clegg winning by almost two hundred votes.[1]

Clegg and Gurnett ran against each other again in the 1989 Alberta general election. That election saw Liberal candidate Gerald Eherer enter the race with a marginal showing. Gurnett lost a significant share of his popular vote as Clegg won his second term comfortably.[1] He was re-elected to a third term in office, winning another tight race over Hartmann Nagel of the Liberals by just three hundred votes. The NDP also finished a strong third with Clegg winning well under 50% of the popular vote. His margin of victory was decisive in his bid for a fourth term in office in the 1997 Alberta general election. Fred Trotter of the Liberals still made a strong showing but the Liberal vote was reduced over the last election.[2] Clegg retired from public politics after the Legislature was dissolved in 2001.

Late life[edit]

After leaving public office, Clegg was appointed to the Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2002.[3] In 2004 he was appointed by Minster of Learning Lyle Oberg in 2004 to serve on the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology board of directors representing the Fairview area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dunvegan Official Results 1986-1989". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Dunvegan Official Results 1993-1997". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Northern Developments". Northern Alberta Development Council. Spring 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-27. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Northern Developments". Northern Alberta Development Council. Summer 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-27. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Ernest Leonard Lee
MLA Dunvegan
1986–2001
Succeeded by
Hector Goudreau