|Bridget A. Pastoor|
|MLA for Lethbridge East|
November 22, 2004 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Ken Nicol|
|Succeeded by||Maria Fitzpatrick|
Bridget Antoinette Brennan|
April 13, 1940
St. Boniface, Manitoba
Progressive Conservative (before 2004, 2011-present)|
Liberal Party (2004-2011)
Pastoor began her political life when she ran in the 1998 election for a seat on the Lethbridge City Council in Lethbridge, Alberta. After serving two terms on city council and with the resignation of Alberta Liberal Party leader Ken Nicol, she decided to run in the 2004 provincial election to take his place in the Lethbridge East riding. She won the riding with 5,340 votes, beating her nearest competitor Rod Fong by 637 votes.
Pastoor was elected to her first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Lethbridge-East on November 22, 2004. She was re-elected on March 3, 2008.
On November 21, 2011, Pastoor crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Alison Redford. She had actually been active in the PCs for most of the 1970s and 1980s, and had been a close friend of Redford for many years.
Pastoor was re-elected in the 2012 provincial election under the Progressive Conservative banner.
- Braid, Don (2011-11-21). "Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor crosses floor to join Tories". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Pastoor joins Tories. CBC News, 2011-21-11.
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