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/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.

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 Premier Alison Redford. Prior to that Kyle had served as Parliamentary Assistant to Treasury Board & Enterprise and Chair of the Cabinent Policy Committee on the Economy.

Currently, Kyle is serving as Associate Minister of Recovery & Reconstruction for SW Alberta, having been appointed by Premier Redford in response to the June 2013 southern Alberta Floods.

Personal life[edit]

Kyle is married to Ashley and they live in the 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.[1]

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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