Muriel Abdurahman

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Muriel Abdurahman
MLA for Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan
In office
1993–1997
Succeeded by Rob Lougheed
Personal details
Born Muriel Ross
(1938-04-29)April 29, 1938
Lochmaben, Scotland
Died December 22, 2013(2013-12-22) (aged 75)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Spouse(s) Abdul Abdurahman
Residence Edmonton, Alberta

Muriel Ross Abdurahman was a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. She served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1993 to 1997.

Political career[edit]

Fort Saskatchewan Town Council[edit]

Abdurahman was elected to Fort Saskatchewan Town Council in October 1977. Abdurahman was elected Mayor of Fort Saskatchewan in October 1980 and reelected in October 1983, and was the first Mayor of the City of Fort Saskatchewan following Fort Saskatchewan's incorporation as a city in 1985. Abdurahman resigned midway through her second term as mayor in order to contest the 1986 Alberta general election.

Provincial Politics[edit]

Abdurahman first attempted to enter provincial politics in 1986, running in the electoral district of Clover Bar in the 1986 Alberta general election. She ran under the Progressive Conservative banner finishing a distant second place in a field of four candidates to Representative incumbent MLA Walt Buck.[1] She ran for a second time as a Liberal candidate in the 1993 Alberta general election. Due to redistribution she ran in the new Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan electoral district and defeated incumbent Independent MLA Kurt Gesell.[2] Aburahman ran for a second term in the 1997 Alberta general election. She increased her popular vote but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Rob Lougheed.[3]

She died in 2013.[4]

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
New District
MLA Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan
1993-1997
Succeeded by
Rob Lougheed