|Alberta electoral district|
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
Athabasca-Redwater was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district was one of 83 mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.
The district in rural northern Alberta was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution out of a large portion of Barhead-Westlock and Athabasca-Wabasca in the north as well as a portion of Redwater on the eastern side. The district had three major towns Bon Accord, Redwater and Athabasca.
The district and its antecedents favored Progressive Conservative candidates in recent years. There were two representatives in the district.
The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the electoral district change to align to new municipal boundaries on the northern and western edges. It was renamed Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater. The change in name and boundaries took effect at the drop of the writ for the 2012 Alberta general election.
|44 Athabasca-Redwater 2003 Boundaries|
|Lesser Slave Lake, Lac La Biche-St. Paul||Lac La Biche-St. Paul||Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, Lesser Slave Lake, Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert||Edmonton-Castle Downs, Edmonton-Decore, Edmonton-Manning, Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, St. Albert|
|map in relation to other districts in Alberta goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of the north boundary of Twp. 75 and the east boundary of Rge. 26 W4; then 1. east along the north boundary to the east boundary of Rge. 16 W4; 2. south along the east boundary of Rge. 16 to the north boundary of Sec. 13, Twp. 69, Rge 16 W4; 3. west along the north boundary of Secs. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 to the east boundary of Rge. 17 W4; 4. south along the east boundary of Rge. 17 to the north boundary of the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (at the north boundary of Twp. 64); 5. west and south along the Métis Settlement boundary to the north boundary of Sec. 13 in Twp. 63, Rge. 18 W4; 6. south along the east boundary of Secs. 13, 12 and 1 to the north boundary of Twp. 62; 7. west along the north boundary of Twp. 62 to the east boundary of Sec. 34 in Twp. 62, Rge. 18 W4; 8. south along the east boundary of Secs. 34, 27, 22, 15, 10 and 3 to the north boundary of Twp. 61; 9. east along the north boundary to the east boundary of Rge. 16 W4; 10. south along the east boundary of Rge. 16 W4 to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; 11. upstream along the right bank to the Edmonton city boundary; 34. west along the north boundary of Twp. 68 to the east boundary of Rge. 26 W4; 35. north along the east boundary of Rge. 26 W4 to the starting point.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Athabasca-Redwater|
|See Athabasca-Wabasca 1993-2004, Barrhead-Westlock 1993-2004
and Redwater 1993-2004
|26th||2004–2008||Mike Cardinal||Progressive Conservative|
|See Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater 2012-present|
The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution. The election held that year saw Incumbent Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister Mike Cardinal who previously represented the Athabasca-Wabasca electoral district win here. He defeated five other candidates with just under half the popular vote to pick up the new district for his party.
Cardinal kept his spot in cabinet and was shuffled to the Human Resources and Employment portfolio by Premier Ralph Klein. He was shuffled to the backbenches in 2006 and retired from the legislature at dissolution 2008.
The second representative of the district was Progressive Conservative MLA Jeff Johnson. He was elected for the first time in 2008 with a landslide majority.
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 50.00%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Cardinal||5,707||47.68%|
|New Democratic||Peter Opryshko||1,397||11.67%|
|Alberta Alliance||Sean Whelan||1,184||9.89%|
|Green||Luke de Smet||252||2.11%||*|
|Social Credit||Leonard Fish||177||1.47%|
|24,074 Eligible Electors|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 42.51%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Jeff Johnson||7,484||67.99%||20.31%|
|Liberal||Bill Bonko Jr.||1,379||12.53%||-14.65%|
|New Democratic||Peter Opryshko||1,225||11.13%||-0.54%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Mike Radojcic||517||4.69%||-5.20%|
|25,963 Eligible Electors|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||17.48%|
Senate nominee district results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Athabasca-Redwater||Turnout 50.02%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||4,603||14.53%||45.84%||2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bert Brown||4,112||12.98%||40.95%||1|
|Progressive Conservative||Cliff Breitkreuz||3,813||12.04%||37.97%||3|
|Alberta Alliance||Michael Roth||3,017||9.52%||30.05%||7|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Horan||2,823||8.91%||28.12%||10|
|Alberta Alliance||Vance Gough||2,800||8.84%||27.89%||8|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Silye||2,466||7.78%||24.56%||5|
|Progressive Conservative||David Usherwood||2,450||7.73%||24.40%||6|
|Total Ballots||10,041||3.16 Votes Per Ballot|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||962|
Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot
Student Vote results
|H.A. Kostash School|
|Lilian Schick school|
|Sturgeon Composite High School|
|Thorhild Central 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|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Cardinal||337||36.39%|
|Green||Luke de Smet||185||19.98%|
|New Democratic||Peter Opryshko||110||11.88%|
|Alberta Alliance||Sean Whelan||69||7.45%|
|Social Credit||Leonard Fish||52||5.62%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||42|
- "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 19. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 23–24.
- "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "Athabasca-Redwater Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 352–357.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-19.