Even by the standards of rural Alberta, Crowfoot has been a strongly conservative riding. The major right-wing party of the day--Progressive Conservative (1968-1993), Reform (1993-2000), Canadian Alliance (2000-2003) and Conservative (since 2003)--has won every election in this riding, usually by astronomical margins. As a measure of how conservative this riding is, Jack Horner, the riding's original member, crossed the floor to the Liberals in 1977, only to tumble to only 18 percent of the vote in 1979.
This electoral district was also home to the largest margin of victory in any federal riding in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections. Conservative candidate Kevin Sorenson won 37,649 votes, or 80.2% of the riding's total in 2004. This represented a difference of 34,034 votes, or 72.5%, from the candidate with the riding's second most votes, LiberalAdam Campbell who only received 3,615 votes, or 7.7% of the riding's votes. It was the riding with the highest Conservative vote in the 2004 and 2006 elections. In 2006, Sorenson increased his vote even further, to 43,009 votes, 82.5% of the total.
Its current Member of Parliament (MP) is Kevin Sorenson, a former businessman and farmer. He was first elected in 2000. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the 39th parliamentary session he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Trade. In the 40th and thus far in the 41st Parliament he is Chair of the Public Safety and National Security Standing Committee.