Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

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Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
WhitecourtSteAnne in Alberta.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
George VanderBurg
Progressive Conservative
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2012

Whitecourt-Ste. Anne is an Alberta provincial electoral district, located in central Alberta. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. The district was created in 1993 from the old Whitecourt electoral district and Stony Plain and some of Barrhead.

Towns include Mayerthorpe, Onoway and Whitecourt. The current MLA for this district is Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg. He won his bid for re-election in the district in the 28th Alberta general election.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the former electoral district of Whitecourt and a portion of Stony Plain.

The 2010 boundary redistribution saw land north of Alberta Highway 16 from within Stony Plain transferred to this district.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Representation history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne[4]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Stony Plain 1905-1993 and Whitecourt 1971-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Peter Trynchy Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001
25th 2001-2004 George VanderBurg
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008-2012
28th 2012–present

The electoral district was created in 1993 primarily from the districts of Whitecourt and Stony Plain. Long time Progressive Conservative incumbent Peter Trynchy who had been in the legislature since 1971 and held numerous cabinet portfolios ran for re-election that year. Trynchy faced a tough fight to keep his seat from Liberal candidate Jurgen Preugschas. Trynchy ran for his final term in office in the 1997 election. He won a large majority to easily retain his seat.

The second member to represent the riding is George VanderBurg. He was elected to his first term with a landslide majority in the 2001 general election. He won a second term with a greatly reduced margin in the 2004 general election. VanderBurg was appointed to a cabinet portfolio in the Alberta government for the first time in 2006. He won his third term in office with a larger margin against Senator-in-waiting Link Byfield in the 2008 general election. In the 2012 general election, he retained his seat for a fourth term in office by a narrow margin over the Wildrose candidate, Maryann Chichak.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 63.66% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Peter Trynchy 5,600 48.23% *
     Liberal Jurgen Preugschas 4,310 37.12% *
     NDP Connie Oskoboiny 912 7.86% *
     Social Credit Earle Cunningham 570 4.91% *
     Independent Walter Bliznicenko 218 1.88% *
Total 11,610 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 30
18,285 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 56.10% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Peter Trynchy 5,759 54.33% 6.10%
     Liberal Sara Lynn Burrough 2,954 27.87% -9.25% *
     Social Credit Earle Cunningham 1,183 11.16% 6.25%
     NDP Chauncey Featherstone 704 6.64% -1.22% *
Total 10,600 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 42
18,970 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.68%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 54.30% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg 7,579 68.66% 14.33% *
     Liberal Derril Butler 2,890 26.18% -1.69% *
     NDP Wade Franko 570 5.16% -1.48% *
Total 11,039 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 72
20,462 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.01%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 46.86% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg 5,073 52.74% -15.92
     Alberta Alliance David Dow 2,331 24.23% *
     Liberal George Higgerty 1,219 12.67% -13.51% *
     NDP Leah Redmond 996 10.36% 5.20% *
Total 9,619 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 71
20,681 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing -20.08%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 41.30% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg 6,019 60.60% 7.86%
     Wildrose Alliance Link Byfield 2,146 21.61% -2.62% *
     Liberal Mike Grey 1,106 11.14% -1.53% *
     NDP Leah Redmond 661 6.65% -3.71%
Total 9,932 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 59
24,192 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 5.24%

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election Turnout 60.50% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg 6,373 45.93% -14.67%
     Wildrose Maryann Chichak 6,003 43.26% 21.65% *
     NDP Blue Knox 754 5.43% -1.22% *
     Liberal Vern Hardman 745 5.37% -5.77% *
Total 13,875 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined '
Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Whitecourt-Ste. Anne[10] Turnout 46.84%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 5,610 22.39% 64.36% 3
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,254 12.98% 37.33% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,649 10.57% 30.39% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 2,373 9.47% 27.23% 4
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,221 8.87% 25.48% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,081 8.31% 23.88% 8
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,026 8.09% 23.24% 10
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,907 7.62% 21.88% 6
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,646 6.57% 18.89% 5
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,286 5.13% 14.76% 9
Total Votes 25,053 100%
Total Ballots 8,716 2.87 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 970

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[11]
Evansview Elementary School
Grasmere School
Mayerthorpe Junior Senior High School
Onoway High School
Percy Baxter School
Sangudo Jr/Sr High School
St. Josephs 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[12]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg 437 46.15%
     NDP Leah Redmond 212 22.39%
     Alberta Alliance David Dow 210 22.17%
     Liberal George Higgerty 88 9.29%
Total 947 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 48

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative George VanderBurg %
     Wildrose Maryann Chichak %
     Liberal Vern Hardman %
     Alberta Party %
     NDP %
Total ' 100%

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. pp. 75–77. 
  3. ^ "Bill 28 Electoral Divisions Act". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Whitecourt-Ste. Anne Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Whitecourt-Ste. Anne Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Whitecourt-Ste. Anne Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 570–575. 
  10. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-27. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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