Dave Broda

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Dave Broda
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 11, 1997 – November 22, 2004
Preceded by Mary Anne Balsillie
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Redwater
Personal details
Born September 17, 1944
Died June 13, 2010 (aged 65)
Mundare, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative

David Mike "Dave" Broda (September 17, 1944 – June 13, 2010) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1997 to 2004 as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus.

Political career[edit]

Broda ran twice as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the federal electoral district of Beaver River, first in a 1989 by-election upon the death of incumbent John Dahmer and then in the 1993 federal election. He lost both times to Deborah Grey of the Reform Party.

Broda ran in the 1997 Alberta general election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the electoral district of Redwater. He defeated Liberal incumbent Mary Anne Balsillie by less than 300 votes.[1]

Broda ran for a second term in the 2001 Alberta general election. He easily defeated three other candidates with a landslide majority to hold his seat.[2]

During his time in office he served as chair of the advisory council on Alberta-Ukraine relations.

Broda retired from provincial politics in 2004 at dissolution of the assembly.

Late life and death[edit]

After retiring from provincial politics Broda was appointed by the Government of Alberta to serve on the Alberta Surface Rights Board in April 2005 to serve as Vice-Chairman. His appointed term on the board was scheduled until March 31, 2010.[3]

Broda died in a car crash outside of Edmonton on June 13, 2010 after leaving a barbecue event held on behalf of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce in the town of Mundare, Alberta.[3]

Electoral Results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, March 13, 1989: Beaver River
upon death of John Dahmer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Deborah Grey 11,154 48.70% +36.50%
Progressive Conservative Dave Broda 6,912 30.18% -10.22%
Liberal Ernie O. Brosseau 2,756 12.03% -7.13%
New Democratic Barbara Bonneau 2,081 9.09% -9.96%
Total valid votes 22,903 100.00%
Reform gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +23.36%
Canadian federal election, 1993: Beaver River
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Deborah Grey 17,731 57.97% +9.27%
Liberal Michael J. Zacharko 7,526 24.6% +12.57%
Progressive Conservative Dave Broda 3,855 12.60% -17.58%
New Democratic Eugene Houle 1,058 3.46% -5.63%
Natural Law Guy C. Germain 294 0.96%
Independent B.H. Bud Glenn 94 0.31%
Total valid votes 30,588 100.00%
Reform hold Swing -1.65%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redwater results 1997". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Redwater election results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. 2001. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Trish Audette (June 14, 2010). "Former MLA Dave Broda killed in crash". Edmonton Journal. 

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