Chris Nielsen (politician)
Nielsen in May 2015
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Decore|
Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Janice Sarich|
April 1967 (age 51)|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
Christian Nielsen (born 1967) is a Canadian politician who serves as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the provincial riding of Edmonton-Decore. He was elected in the 2015 Alberta election with 68% of the popular vote. Within the Legislature, Nielsen serves on a number of standing committees, such as the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. He was previously the deputy chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, a committee devoted to oversight of Alberta's "rainy day" fund, built from past natural resource revenue.
Nielsen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967, before moving to Edmonton in 1982 with his family. He was educated at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), where he attended from 1986-1988. After his education, Nielsen held jobs in the industrial sector, and was a shipping receiver at a Lucerne Foods icecream plant prior to being elected as an MLA.
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Decore|
|New Democratic||Chris Nielsen||10,531||67.91||+47.76|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||2,847||18.36||-24.00|
|Total valid votes||15,508|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||105|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||32,518||48.01||+0.48|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+35.88|
- "Elected Members - Mr. Chris Nielsen (ND)". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Government of Alberta. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
- ANDREA SANDS, ALEXANDRA ZABJEK AND ELISE STOLTE (5 May 2015). "Meet Edmonton's new MLAs". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
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