Chris Nielsen (politician)

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Chris Nielsen

Chris Nielsen 2015.jpg
Nielsen in May 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Decore
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byJanice Sarich
Personal details
BornApril 1967 (age 51–52)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
OccupationShipper, Warehouseman

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.[1] 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.[2]


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.[2][3]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Edmonton-Decore
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Independence Virginia Bruneau
Alberta Party Ali Haymour
New Democratic Chris Nielsen
United Conservative Karen Principe
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Registered electors

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Decore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Chris Nielsen 10,531 67.91 +47.76
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 2,847 18.36 -24.00
Wildrose Dean Miller 1,289 8.31 -13.24
Liberal Bradley Whalen 691 4.46 -11.48
Green Trey Capnerhurst 150 0.97
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
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Decore". Retrieved July 16, 2018.


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  2. ^ a b "Elected Members - Mr. Chris Nielsen (ND)". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Government of Alberta. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ ANDREA SANDS, ALEXANDRA ZABJEK AND ELISE STOLTE (5 May 2015). "Meet Edmonton's new MLAs". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia. Retrieved 22 March 2016.