Steve Young (politician)

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Steve Young
MLA for Edmonton-Riverview
Assumed office
Preceded by Kevin Taft
Personal details
Born (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 45)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Leanne Young, Q.C.
Children Abbey and Taylor
Residence Crestwood, Edmonton
Alma mater University of Alberta
Occupation Law Instructor, Former Police Officer

Steven Keith Young[1] (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian politician serving as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview.[2] He was first elected April 23, 2012, and subsequently appointed to the role of the Chief Government Whip.

Early life[edit]

Young was born in Calgary, Alberta and after moving to the Edmonton area grew up on an acreage south east of Sherwood Park in Strathcona County.

Hockey was a strong interest and saw him play Major Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League from 1986 to 1990. The New York Islanders selected Young in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Young attended the University of Alberta and played for the Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team.[4] While there, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.), won three Canada West League Championships (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93),[5] and a CIS National Title (1991-92).[6]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Steve Young 6,200 40.39% % *
     Liberal Arif Khan 3,600 23.45% % *
     NDP Lori Sigurdson 2,824 18.39% % *
     Wildrose John Corie 2,384 15.53 % *
     Alberta Party Timothy Wong 344 2.24% % *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative gain Swing %