|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2014)|
|Klimchuk at the 2014 Tour of Alberta|
|MLA for Edmonton-Glenora|
|Preceded by||Bruce Miller|
|Minister of Human Services Alberta government|
September 15, 2014
August 10, 1958 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Heather Klimchuk (born August 10, 1958) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Edmonton-Glenora as a Progressive Conservative. She is currently Minister of Human Services.
Klimchuk was narrowly elected as MLA for Edmonton-Glenora in the 2008 election over Alberta Liberal Party incumbent Bruce Miller by 96 votes, less than 1% of votes cast. In the 2011 PC leadership election Klimchuk supported Gary Mar, who was ultimately defeated by Alison Redford. Klimchuk was re-elected by a more comfortable margin on April 23, 2012 and was named Minister of Human Services on September 15, 2014 in the first cabinet of Jim Prentice. She has previously served as Minister of Culture and Community Services and Minister of Service Alberta.
Klimchuk has a long family history with the PC Party. Her father worked on Premier Peter Lougheed's first electoral campaign and was a classmate of Joe Clark's at law school. Klimchuk's public service experience prior to serving as a Member of the Legislature includes working as a researcher and writer for both Premier Lougheed and Premier Don Getty. Klimchuk also assisted with the initiation of the Alberta Seniors´ information phone line.
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 38.89%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Klimchuk||4,604||39.90%||11.22%||*|
|Wildrose Alliance||Elden Van Hauwaert||275||2.38%||0.04%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||58|
|29,821 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative pickup from Liberal||Swing 7.58%|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Glenora|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Klimchuk||6,176||38.20||–1.7%|
|New Democratic||Ray Martin||4,141||25.61||10.5%|
|Alberta Party||Sue Huff||1,451||8.97|
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta".
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 294–297.
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