Red Deer-South

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Red Deer-South
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
RedDeerSouth in Red Deer.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Cal Dallas
Progressive Conservative
District created 1986
First contested 1986
Last contested 2012

Red Deer-South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.

The district was created from Red Deer in 1986. Under the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the constituency borders Red Deer North at the Red Deer River, Taylor Drive, Ross Street, 30th Avenue and 55th Street. At the city limits, the constituency is bounded by Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.

The current MLA for this district is Progressive Conservatives Cal Dallas, a former Red Deer College Board of Governors member. He won his bid for election in the district in the 27th Alberta general election.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1985 boundary redistribution from the Red Deer provincial electoral district. The city of Red Deer had been contained in a single electoral district since 1888 when it first started returning members to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. The city was split into South and Red Deer-North.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw adjustments made to the boundary with Red Deer-North to equalize the population between the two constituencies.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Red Deer-South
Assembly Years Member Party
See Red Deer 1905-1986
21st 1986–1989 John Oldring Progressive Conservative
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Victor Doerksen
24th 1997–2001
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2008
27th 2008–present Cal Dallas

Representation history[edit]

Since the electoral district was created in 1986, the voters of Red Deer-South have returned Progressive Conservative candidates in every election. The first representative was John Oldring who served two terms in office. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Don Getty in his second term and retired in 1993 after a failed leadership bid for the Progressive Conservative Party.

Victor Doerksen was the second MLA for the district. He was first elected in 1993 after a very hotly contested election with a Liberal candidate. He would eke out his second term in 1997 facing another strong challenge from the Liberals. His third term would be won with the highest popular vote in the history of the riding. He would be appointed to cabinet in the government of Ralph Klein shortly after the election and hold his portfolio until 2006 when he resigned to run for leadership of the Progressive Conservatives. After his bid for leadership failed he retired from office in 2008.

The current representative is Cal Dallas who was elected to his first term in 2008. He was appointed Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations by Premier Allison Redford in October 2011.

Legislature results[edit]

1986 general election[edit]

1986 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 41.36% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Oldring 4,023 56.31% *
     NDP Connie Barnaby 1,667 23.33% *
     Liberal Lionel Lizee 1,455 20.36% *
Total 7,145 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 27
17,339 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1989 general election[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 49.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative John Oldring 4,637 49.59% -6.72%
     Liberal Roxanne Prior 2,874 30.73% 10.37% *
     NDP Linda Ross 1,840 16.68% -6.65% *
Total 9,351 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 38
18,795 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -8.55%

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 60.45% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Victor Doerksen 5,663 46.50% -3.09% *
     Liberal Don Sinclair 4,879 40.06% 9.33% *
     Social Credit Randy Thorsteinson 882 7.24% *
     NDP Malcolm Reville 639 5.25% -11.43% *
     Natural Law Ken Arnold 116 0.95% *
Total 12,179 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
20,180 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.21%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 56.92% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Victor Doerksen 5,751 47.03% 0.53%
     Liberal Larry Pimm 4,966 40.61% 0.55% *
     Social Credit Randy Thorsteinson 1,145 9.36% 2.12%
     NDP Joanne Stanley 367 3.00% -2.25% *
Total 12,229 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 20
21,537 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 0.54%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 50.76% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Victor Doerksen 7,684 60.10% 13.07%
     Liberal Garfield Marks 3,927 30.72% -9.89% *
     NDP Erica Bullwinkle 512 4.00% 1.00% *
     Alberta First Bob Argent 459 3.59% *
     Independent Ryan Lamarche 203 1.59% *
Total 12,785 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 48
25,283 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 11.48%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 43.78% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Victor Doerksen 5,373 44.91% -15.19%
     Liberal Walter Kubanek 4,077 34.08% 3.36% *
     Alberta Alliance Patti Argent 1,418 11.85% *
     NDP Jeff Sloychuk 835 6.98% 2.98% *
     Separation Judy Milne 261 2.18% -1.41%1 *
Total 11,964 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 69
27,486 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -9.28%
  1. Results of the Separation Party compared to Alberta First Party

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 32.80% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Cal Dallas 7,139 56.18% 11.27% *
     Liberal Diane Kubanek 3,414 26.86% -7.22% *
     Wildrose Alliance Ed Klop 949 7.47% -4.38% *
Greens Evan Bedford 609 4.79% *
     NDP Teresa Bryanton 597 4.70% -2.28% *
Total 12,708 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 65
38,946 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.25%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Cal Dallas 7,044 43.74% % *
     Wildrose Nathan Stephan 5,558 34.52% % *
     NDP Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer 1,704 10.58% % *
     Liberal Jason Chilibeck 1,193 7.41% % *
     Alberta Party Serge Gingras 604 3.75% % *
Total 16,103 100%
Rejected Ballots '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.44%

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Red Deer-South[10] Turnout 44.58%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,837 13.64% 42.81% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,708 13.18% 41.37% 1
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 3,192 11.35% 35.61% 7
     Independent Link Byfield 3,068 10.91% 34.23% 4
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,865 10.18% 31.97% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,439 8.67% 27.21% 6
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,438 8.66% 27.20% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,376 8.45% 26.51% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,257 8.02% 25.18% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,955 6.94% 21.81% 9
Total Votes 28,135 100%
Total Ballots 8,963 3.14 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 3,290

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2012 Senate nominee election results: Red Deer-South[11] Turnout %
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Doug Black 5,552 0% 0% 0
     Progressive Conservative Scott Tannas 4,979 0% 0% 0
     Progressive Conservative Mike Shaikh 4,053 0% 0% 0
     Wildrose Rob Gregory 4,004 0% 0% 0
     Wildrose Raymond Germain 3,954 0% 0% 0
     Wildrose Victor Marciano 3,361 0% 0% 0
Evergreen Elizabeth Johannson 1,867 0% 0% 0
     Independent Len Bracko 1,472 0% 0% 0
     Independent David Fletcher 1,435 0% 0% 0
     Independent Ian Urquhart 1,364 0% 0% 0
     Independent Paul Frank 1,301 0% 0% 0
     Independent William Exelby 942 0% 0% 0
     Independent Perry Chahal 726 0% 0% 0
Total Votes 35,010 100%
Total Ballots 0 0 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 0

Voters had the option of selecting 3 Candidates on the Ballot

Student vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[12]
Eastview Middle School
St. Francis of Assisi Middle School
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School
Westpark Middle 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 then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[13]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Victor Doerksen 355 29.81%
     NDP Jeff Sloychuk 294 24.68%
     Liberal Walter Kubanek 277 23.26%
     Alberta Alliance Patti Argent 194 16.29%
     Separation Judy Milne 71 5.96%
Total 1,191 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 38

2012 election[edit]

Participating Schools
École Secondaire Notre Dame High School

During the week of April 16, 2012 - April 20, 2012 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2012 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 86 of the 87 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School participated in the vote on April 19, 2012.

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Cal Dallas 115 32.95%
     Wildrose Nathan Stephan 68 19.48%
     NDP Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer 55 15.76%
     Liberal Jason Chilibeck 52 14.90%
     Alberta Party Serge Gingras 29 8.31%
Total 349 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta". Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 22. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 64. 
  3. ^ "Red Deer-South results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Red Deer-South results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Red Deer-South results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Red Deer-South Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Red Deer-South Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 512–517. 
  10. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2012 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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