|MLA for Edmonton-Decore|
|Preceded by||Bill Bonko|
April 26, 1958 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
Janice Sarich (born April 26, 1958 in Edmonton) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Edmonton-Decore as a Progressive Conservative.
Janice Sarich was born April 26, 1958 in Edmonton. She obtained a bachelor's degree in physical education and master's of education degree from the University of Alberta. She holds project management and project leadership certificates from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Prior to entering public life, Sarich managed her own business consulting company for 25 years.
Her past community involvement includes being an advisory committee member to the Junior League of Edmonton and Catholic Social Services. Sarich served on Public Interest Alberta's Democracy Task Force, which examined potential areas of democratic reform in Alberta.
Sarich's first foray into electoral politics was in 2001, when she ran for a seat on the Edmonton Catholic School District's board of trustees. She defeated Ward 2 incumbent trustee Ronald Zapisocki by 602 votes to win the seat. During her first term, Sarich earned a reputation as a tight fiscal conservative, at times calling on the board to have its budget audited after reporting a deficit. In her bid for reelection in 2004, Sarich polled the most votes out of all 14 candidates in the Catholic district race and outpolled her Ward 2 opponent Jim Urlacher by a margin of almost 2 to 1. She did not seek reelection in 2007, allowing her to run for a seat in the Alberta Legislature.
In the 2008 provincial election, Sarich received 46% of the vote and defeated Liberal incumbent Bill Bonko by 723 votes to win the constituency of Edmonton-Decore. Following the election, Sarich was appointed by Premier Ed Stelmach to the position of Parliamentary Assistant to the Education Minister, Dave Hancock.
Sarich lives in Edmonton with her husband Steve and two children.
|2012 Alberta general election||Turnout %||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||5,724||42.53%||%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||'|
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Edmonton-Decore )||Turnout 35.1%|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||4,602||46%|
- "Sarich's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".
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