Angela Pitt

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Angela Pitt

Angela Pitt.jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Airdrie
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byRob Anderson
Personal details
Born1983 or 1984 (age 35–36)[1]
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose (2015–17)
ResidenceAirdrie, Alberta
Occupationbusiness owner

Angela Pitt (born 1981) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Airdrie.[1] She was elected under the banner of the Wildrose Party, which then merged with the Progressive Conservative Party to form the United Conservative Party (UCP) in July 2017.[2] She serves as the UCP Deputy House Leader and as the opposition critic for Justice.[3] On June 20, 2018, Angela Pitt won the UCP nomination for the riding of Airdrie-East with 71% of the vote, contested by sports broadcaster Roger Millions.[4] April 16, 2019, Pitt was re-elected in the 2019 Alberta general election, representing the Airdrie-East riding under the United Conservative Party.[5]

Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees[edit]

On May 21, 2019, Pitt was chosen by her peers to serve as Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees in the 30th Alberta Legislature.[6]


Personal Life[edit]

Angela Pitt is married and has two children. She holds a business administration diploma with a major in marketing from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).[7] Pitt was a small business owner and managed a special events company before her life in politics. She eventually sold her business to focus primarily on her political career.[8]

Controversies[edit]

Pitt's association with the Wildrose Party in the Airdrie community resulted in the claim that she may have been responsible for transferring a total of $16,000 from the Wildrose Party constituency association to a political action committee referred to as the Alberta Fund.[9] This issue was resolved after Pitt revealed that one of the people who brought this claim against her was her opponent's campaign manager and Elections Alberta verified that transferring funds from constituency associations to a registered third party is not against the law.[9]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Airdrie-East
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Roxie Baez Zamora
Independent Richard Absalom D. Herdman
Alberta Party Alex Luterbach
Freedom Conservative Rick Northey
  Independence Jeff Olson
United Conservative Angela Pitt
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled, and declined
Registered electors
Turnout

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Angela Pitt 7,499 35.1%
New Democratic Chris Noble 6,368 29.8%
Progressive Conservative Peter Brown 6,168 28.9%
Alberta Party Jeremy Klug 913 4.3%
Independent Jeff Willerton 400 1.9%
Total valid votes

[10]

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Anderson
MLA for Airdrie
2015-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/riding-airdrie
  2. ^ "Wildrose, Progressive Conservative parties to merge with 95% approval". Edmonton Journal. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  3. ^ "Angela Pitt |". UCP Caucus. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  4. ^ "Incumbent MLA easily fends off former sportscaster Roger Millions for Airdrie-East UCP nomination". Calgary Herald. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  5. ^ "Election Results". CBC News.
  6. ^ "Alberta legislature's new Speaker named after United Conservative agenda laid out". thestar.com.
  7. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta". www.assembly.ab.ca. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  8. ^ March 25, Kelsey Yates More from Kelsey Yates Published on; March 25, 2019 | Last Updated; Edt, 2019 11:37 Am (2019-03-25). "Angela Pitt runs for re-election". Airdrie Echo. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  9. ^ a b June 7, Emma Graney Updated; 2018 (2018-06-07). "Airdrie-area UCP nomination gets ugly over $16K PAC payment | Edmonton Journal". Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  10. ^ "Live Alberta election results 2015: Real-time results in the provincial election". Global News. Retrieved 2019-12-14.