Jeff Wilson (politician)
|MLA for Calgary-Shaw|
|Preceded by||Cindy Ady|
|Born||1977/1978 (age 35–36)|
|Political party||Wildrose Party|
Jeff Wilson (born c. 1978) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Shaw. Wilson serves as the Human Services Critic for the Wildrose Official Opposition.
Wilson graduated from Harry Collinge high school in Hinton, Alberta. He completed a broadcasting diploma at Mount Royal college in Calgary in 2000. He worked in the communications field as an employee with AVW-TELAV, a North American audiovisual solutions company. Wilson served as president of the Broadcasting Society from 1999 to 2000 while attending Mount Royal college. An active member of his community, he has volunteered at Calgary’s Ronald McDonald House and with the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities. He also serves as a member of the Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee. 
As a politician, Wilson has been known for his good humour after asking two government ministers "Why are you so awesome?" and the deputy premier, "Why is your hair so awesome?" during Question Period on the last day of the 2012 fall session. In the 2013 spring sitting, Wilson furthered his reputation for good humour when he gained access to the government whip's notepad and sent notes to Progressive Conservative MLAs while in the Legislative Assembly, some of which advised MLAs to more enthusiastically applaud their government colleagues.
Alberta-based political writer and blogger Dave Cournoyer listed Wilson as the 2012 Rookie MLA of the Year in his annual review of Alberta's top MLAs.
Wilson has been an outspoken critic of changes to the funding model for persons with developmental disabilities in the 2013-2014 provincial budget, and has called on government to reduce administrative costs.
2012 general election
|2012 Alberta general election||Turnout %||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Farouk Adatia||6,864||42.13%||*|
|New Democratic||Ashley Fairall||615||3.78%||*|
|Alberta Party||Brandon Beasley||337||2.07%||%||*|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||'|
- Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results
- "Wildrose MLA Critic portfolios". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta Jeff Wilson biography". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Alberta legislature fall sitting ends as began, with anger, finger-pointing". Global News. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "MLAs whip up some laughs with 'borrowed' notepad". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Who are Alberta's top MLAs of 2012?". Daveberta.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "Hundreds protest cuts to programs for disabled". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
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