Kyle Fawcett

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Kyle Fawcett
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Richard Magnus
Constituency Calgary-North Hill
Personal details
Born (1979-11-23) November 23, 1979 (age 34)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Calgary, Alberta
Alma mater University of Calgary
Occupation Consultant

Kyle Norman Fawcett (born November 23, 1979) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Klein as a Progressive Conservative.

Early life[edit]

Fawcett earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary in 2002, with a focus on political science and economics. Prior to his election as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Fawcett worked as a research consultant in support of both private industry and non-profit initiatives and served as a public school board trustee with the Calgary Board of Education.

Political career[edit]

Fawcett first sought public office in 2004 for the position of public school board trustee with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) for wards 5 and 10. At that time, he was the youngest individual to hold public office in Alberta. While serving as trustee, Fawcett held the positions of chair for both the audit and policy committees, board liaison to the CBE/Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) liaison committee, and board representative for the ATA collective agreement interpretation committee. He first sought the position of MLA in the 2008 provincial election in the constituency of Calgary-North Hill. In that election, Fawcett received 38% of the vote.

In 2009, Kyle was a member of the "Fiscal Four," a group of four MLAs dedicated to championing lower deficits, less red tape and increased program reviews.[1] They vowed to wear black until Alberta was out of the red.

His work as an MLA included Bill 203, the Municipal Governance (Franchise & Local Access Fee) Amendment Act 2010, Bill 207, the Young Albertans' Advisory Council Act; Motion 507 on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Motion 509 on Urban Infrastructure Planning Organization, and Motion 519 on Non-renewable Resource Revenue and Savings.

On April 23, 2012 Kyle was re-elected with 41% of the popular vote in the renamed constituency of Calgary-Klein, and was subsequently appointed Associate Minister of Finance & Vice Chair of Treasury Board by then-Premier Alison Redford. Prior to that Kyle had served as Parliamentary Assistant to Treasury Board & Enterprise and Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy.

From June 23, 2013 to May 26, 2014, Kyle served as Associate Minister of Recovery & Reconstruction for SW Alberta, having been appointed by Premier Redford in response to the June 2013 southern Alberta floods. He played an essential role in delivering 20 million dollars in immediate assistance for flood relief. Other disaster relief efforts he led included getting safe water in Black Diamond, the reopening of the Highway 22 Sheep River bridge, ensuring funding for erosion prevention projects, and assisting in delivering one billion dollars in disaster relief across the province.

On May 26, 2014, Kyle was sworn in as Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour by Premier Dave Hancock. He continues as vice-Chair of Treasury Board.

Personal life[edit]

Kyle is married to Ashley and they live in the Calgary community of Mount Pleasant.

Fawcett has a passion for sports. He has been an active member of his community, coaching youth baseball and football for 14 seasons. He has also mentored junior and senior high school students in northeast Calgary through the Alberta Mentorship Foundation for Youth program.,[2] and participated in the Impact Society's Heroes program. Every year since 2008, he has provided a scholarship to a first-year post-secondary student in his constituency.

In 2012, Kyle was named as one of Avenue Magazine's (Calgary) Top 40 under 40. That same year, he was also awarded a United Nations International Year of the Volunteer certificate by the Government of Canada for his commitment to improving our communities through volunteerism.

Election results[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results (Calgary-North Hill) Turnout 42.1%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Kyle Fawcett 4292 38%
     Liberal Pat Murray 3589 32%
     NDP John Chan 1490 13%
     Wildrose Alliance Jane Morgan 977 9%
Greens Kevin Maloney 736 7%
     SC Jim Wright 226 2%
Total 11310 100%

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