Lacombe-Ponoka

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Lacombe-Ponoka
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
LacombePonoka in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Rod Fox
Progressive Conservative
District created 2003
First contested 2004
Last contested 2008

Lacombe-Ponoka is a provincial electoral district in central Alberta, Canada created in 2003. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution mostly from the abolished electoral districts of Lacombe-Stettler and Ponoka-Rimbey.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding lose the town of Rimbey to the new district of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre and it also lost land that resided within Camrose County to the electoral district of Battle River-Wainwright.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Lacombe-Ponoka
Assembly Years Member Party
See Lacombe-Stettler 1993-2004 and Ponoka-Rimbey 1993-2004
26th 2004–2008 Ray Prins Progressive Conservative
27th 2008–2012
28th 2012–2014 Rod Fox Wildrose
2014–Present Progressive Conservative

The electoral district and its predecessor ridings have been returning candidates affiliated with the Progressive Conservatives with large majorities since the 1970s. The current representative is Ray Prins who was first elected to office in 2004 when the district was created. He represented the district for two terms with majorities well above half the popular vote.

Legislature results[edit]

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 49.89% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Ray Prins 6,923 52.93% *
     Alberta Alliance Ed Klop 2,349 17.96% *
     Liberal Glen Simmonds 2,214 16.93% *
     NDP Jim Graves 1,133 8.66% *
     Social Credit Teena Cormack 461 3.52% *
Total 13,080 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 77
26,373 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 45.98% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Ray Prins 8,202 58.18% 5.25%
Greens Joe Anglin 3,226 22.88% *
     Liberal Edith McPhedran 1,200 8.51% -8.42% *
     Wildrose Alliance Daniel Freisen 911 6.46% -11.50% *
     NDP Steve Bradshaw 560 3.97% -4.96% *
Total 14,099 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 68
32,200 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 14.07%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout %
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Wildrose Rod Fox 6,570 44%
     Progressive Conservative Steve Christie 5,362 36%
     NDP Doug Hart 1,478 10%
     Alberta Party Tony Jeglum 781 5%
     Liberal Kyle Morrow 753 5%
Total 14,944 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Lacombe-Ponoka[6] Turnout 49.84%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,681 13.96% 44.82% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,604 13.73% 44.08% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 4,154 12.38% 39.77% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 3,582 10.68% 34.29% 4
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 3,293 9.82% 31.53% 7
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,977 8.88% 28.50% 5
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,859 8.53% 27.37% 8
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,756 8.22% 26.39% 6
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,729 8.14% 26.13% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,900 5.66% 18.19% 9
Total Votes 33,535 100%
Total Ballots 10,445 3.21 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,700

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[7]
Lacombe Composite High School
Mirror School
Parkview Adventist Academy
Ponoka Composite High School

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district than where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[8]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ray Prins 302 36.08%
     NDP Jim Graves 195 23.30%
     Alberta Alliance Ed Klop 188 22.46%
     Liberal Glen Simmonds 82 9.80%
     Social Credit Teena Cormack 70 8.36%
Total 837 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Steve Christie 419 27.82%
     Wildrose Rod Fox 464 30.81%
     Liberal Kyle Morrow 296 19.85%
     Alberta Party Tony Jeglum 165 10.96%
     NDP Doug Hart 162 10.76%
Total 1506 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 21. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 53–54. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lacombe-Ponoka Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 450–455. 
  6. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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