Jeff Wilson (politician)
|MLA for Calgary-Shaw|
|Preceded by||Cindy Ady|
|Born||1977/1978 (age 37–38)|
|Political party||Wildrose Party (2012-2014)
Alberta Progressive Conservative Party (2014-present)
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. He was first elected in the 2012 provincial election as a member of the Wildrose Party, and currently sits with the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party.
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.
Wilson was an outspoken critic of changes to the funding model for persons with developmental disabilities in the 2013-2014 provincial budget, and called on the government to reduce administrative costs.
On December 17, 2014, he was one of nine Wildrose MLAs who crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative caucus.
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||'|
- "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. May 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Hundreds protest cuts to programs for disabled". Ottawa Citizen. May 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "9 Wildrose MLAs, including Danielle Smith, cross to Alberta Tories". CBC News, December 17, 2014.
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