Strathmore-Brooks

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Strathmore-Brooks
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
StrathmoreBrooks in Alberta.jpg
2004 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Jason Hale
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2012

Strathmore-Brooks is a rural provincial electoral district in southern Alberta, Canada. The district was created in 1996 and is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution from most of the old electoral district of Bow Valley. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the electoral district completely untouched using exactly the same boundaries as 2003.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Strathmore-Brooks
Assembly Years Member Party
See Bow Valley 1971-1993
24th 1997–2001 Lyle Oberg Progressive Conservative
25th 2001–2004
26th 2004–2006
2006 Independent
2006–2008 Progressive Conservative
27th 2008–2012 Arno Doerksen
28th 2012–2014 Jason Hale Wildrose
2014–Present Progressive Conservative

The electoral district was created in 1997. The first election that year saw Progressive Conservative incumbent Lyle Oberg win the new district with over 70% of the popular vote. Oberg had served as MLA for Bow Valley from 1993 to 1997 before it was abolished.

After the election Oberg was appointed to serve in the cabinet of Premier Ralph Klein. He ran for his third term in the 2001 general election and won. He took a slightly higher percentage of the popular vote.

Oberg ran for his third term in the district and fourth as an MLA. His popularity started to slide. He was re-elected with a reduced majority losing over 10% of his popular vote.

Controversy would follow in 2006 after Oberg resigned his cabinet pos to seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party in the wake of Ralph Klein's resignation. He was removed from Progressive Conservative caucus days later on March 22, 2006 and forced to sit as an Independent after suggesting that he knew where the skeletons were in the closet of the Progressive Conservative government.

Oberg ran for leadership of the party as an Independent and lost. He was readmitted to the caucus on July 25, 2006 by Premier Ed Stelmach and returned to cabinet. Oberg did not stand for re-election in 2008. The election that year returned Progressive Conservative candidate Arno Doerksen with a landslide majority.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 46.98% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lyle Oberg 7,235 72.57% *
     Liberal Roger Nelson 1,272 12.76% *
     Social Credit Dan Borden 862 8.65% *
     NDP Richard Knutson 600 6.02% *
Total 9,969 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24
21,271 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 47.01% Swing
Affiliation Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lyle Oberg 8,585 75.09% 2.52%
     Liberal Barry Morishita 1,774 15.51% 2.75% *
     Independent Christopher Sutherland 511 4.47% *
     NDP Don Macfarlane 290 2.54% -3.48% *
     Social Credit Rudy Martens 273 2.39% -6.26% *
Total 11,433 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 29
24,372 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 2.64%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 36.22% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Lyle Oberg 5,916 64.05% -11.04%
     Liberal Carrol Jaques 1,178 12.75% -2.76% *
     Alberta Alliance Mark Ogden 831 9.00% *
     Separation Jay Kolody 576 6.24% *
     NDP Don Macfarlane 416 4.50% 1.96%
     Social Credit Rudy Martens 319 3.46% 1.07%
Total 9,236 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 67
25,686 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -6.90%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 33.02% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Arno Doerksen 7,623 74.56% 10.51% *
     Liberal Gerry Hart 991 9.69% -3.06% *
     Wildrose Alliance Amanda Shehata 935 9.15% 0.15% *
Greens Chris Bayford 362 3.54% *
     NDP Brian Stokes 313 3.06% -1.44% *
Total 10,224 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 54
31,127 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.79%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout % Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Wildrose Jason Hale 8,157 55.61%
     Progressive Conservative Arno Doerksen 5,737 39.11% *
     NDP Brad Bailey 409 2.79% *
     Liberal Alex Wychopen 297 2.02% *
Total ' 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Wildrose pickup from Progressive Conservative Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Strathmore-Brooks[7] Turnout 36.18%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,999 18.61% 59.79% 1
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,754 13.98% 44.90% 2
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 3,160 11.77% 37.80% 5
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,949 10.98% 35.27% 3
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,651 9.87% 31.71% 6
     Independent Link Byfield 2,546 9.48% 30.45% 4
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 1,972 7.34% 23.59% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 1,957 7.29% 23.41% 7
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,598 5.95% 19.11% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,271 4.73% 15.20% 9
Total Votes 26,857 100%
Total Ballots 8,361 3.21 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 932

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[8]
Eastbrook Elementary
Hussar School
Lathom Colony School
Newell Christian School
Sacred Heart Academy
Strathmore 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 then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[9]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Lyle Oberg 319 47.12%
     Liberal Carrol Jaques 112 16.54%
     Separation Jay Kolody 86 12.70%
     Alberta Alliance Mark Ogden 69 10.19%
     NDP Don Macfarlane 67 9.90%
     Social Credit Rudy Martens 24 3.55%
Total 677 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 24

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Arno Doerksen %
     Wildrose Jason Hale %
     Liberal Alex Wychopen %
     NDP Brad Bailey %
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. pp. 70–71. 
  3. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2001 Statement of Official results Strathmore-Brooks". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Stony Plain Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 548–551. 
  7. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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