Penticton-Okanagan Valley

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Penticton-Okanagan Valley was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2009.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 56,372
Population Change, 1996–2001 1.1%
Area (km²) 2,511
Pop. Density (people per km²) 22

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

1999 Redistribution[edit]

From Okanagan-Penticton and the western portion of Okanagan-Boundary to Penticton-Okanagan Valley

MLAs[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Hon. Bill Barisoff, a former trucking firm owner. He was first elected in 1996 to represent the riding of Okanagan-Boundary and was re-elected in 2001 for Penticton-Okanagan Valley. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party. Mr. Barisoff was appointed Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection on January 26, 2004. He has previously served as Minister of Provincial Revenue.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2005 Penticton-Okanagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bill Barisoff 13,650 50.23% $127,216
     NDP Garry Litke 10,197 37.52% $33,019
Green James Patrick Cunningham 2,669 9.82% $467
     Independent Jane Turnell 660 2.43% $282
Total valid votes 27,176 100%
Total rejected ballots 142 0.52%
Turnout 27,318 62.61%
B.C. General Election 2001: Penticton-Okanagan Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bill Barisoff 15,609 62.73% $46,209
     NDP Naga Terada 3,887 15.62% $8,128
Green Harry Naegel 3,524 14.16% $358
     Marijuana Riley Goldstone 786 3.16% $386
Unity Walter Ozero 553 2.23% $1,197
Citizens Alliance Now Kal Gidda 522 2.10% $8,682
Total valid votes 24,881 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 73 0.29%
Turnout 24,954 68.15%

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