Dave Hanson (politician)

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Dave Hanson
MLA
Dave Hanson AB MLA.JPG
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Shayne Saskiw
Personal details
Born David Bradley Hansen
1960/1961 (age 57–58)
Two Hills, Alberta
Political party United Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose (2015–17)
Occupation Oilfield consultant

David Bradley "Dave" Hanson (born 1960/61) is a Canadian politician who serves as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills. He was first elected in the 2015 election, where he held the seat for the Wildrose Party after incumbent MLA Shayne Saskiw did not seek re-election.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Hanson was born in Two Hills, Alberta in either 1960 or 1961, where he spent his childhood. After graduating high school, Hanson attended Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 1982, where he was qualified in plumbing, gasfitting, and steamfitting. He has since worked for various construction and oil companies, and lives on a farm outside St. Paul, Alberta.[2][3]

Prior to being elected, he worked for Canadian Natural Resources Limited as a supervisor. He cites his desire to help the oil and gas field as being rooted in his own experience in the industry. He also references his two children working in the medical field as motivation for prioritizing health issues.[2]

Political career[edit]

Hanson served as critic for Indigenous Relations as well as Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness for the Wildrose opposition. When the party merged with the Progressive Conservatives in 2017, he joined the new party and continued as its critic for Indigenous Relations.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Dave Hanson 4,760 38.65% -7.91%
New Democratic Catherine Harder 4,213 34.21% +28.68%
Progressive Conservative Darrell Younghans 3,002 24.38% -18.02%
Green Brian Deheer 340 2.76%
Total valid votes 12,315
Rejected, spoiled and declined 73
Electors/turnout 23,476 52.77% -6.49%
Wildrose hold Swing -18.30%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Alberta election results 2015: Real-time results in the provincial election". Global News. January 21, 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Muise, Luke (23 March 2015). "Political newcomer named Wildrose candidate for LLB - St. Paul -Two Hills". Lac La Biche Post. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mr. David B. Hanson (W)". ELECTED MEMBERS. Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Legislative Assembly of Alberta. "Member Profiles: David B. Hanson". Retrieved June 28, 2018.