Dave Quest

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Dave Quest
Strathcona MLA Dave Quest.jpg
MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park
In office
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by Rob Lougheed
Succeeded by Estefania Cortes-Vargas
Personal details
Born (1964-01-28) January 28, 1964 (age 54)
Bangor, United Kingdom
Political party Alberta Party
Other political
Progressive Conservative
Residence Sherwood Park
Website http://www.davequest.ca

David Jonothan Quest is a politician in Alberta, Canada, who was first elected to the province's Legislative Assembly on March 3, 2008 as the Progressive Conservative MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park.

In addition to his regular duties as an MLA, Dave has had roles on many committees, including as Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Finance.

He spent his high school years in the Ardrossan area where his father was the local veterinarian. Over the years Dave was fortunate to have many opportunities to enjoy animals, including his horses Chunky and Chea. Dave graduated from Ardrossan Sr. High School and regularly attends the Ardrossan United Church.

Dave obtained his post-secondary education from NAIT and in 1985 he graduated with a business administration diploma with a major in marketing management. Dave established a successful and rewarding career in the automotive industry. Prior to his election, he was the President of Kallal Pontiac in Tofield, and then general sales manager and a shareholder of Beaverhill GMC in Tofield and Petersen Pontiac in Sherwood Park. In 1997 he achieved a General Motors Dealer Award of Excellence.

During his business career, Dave served with the Better Business Bureau of Northern Alberta, fulfilling various board positions, including chair and director of the Canadian Council. These volunteer experiences built a foundation for his future role of provincial representative.

Dave has many personal interests, including sports. He coached a minor soccer team for four years. He enjoys running and has completed the Edmonton half-marathon six times.

Dave also loves aviation, having obtained his private pilot’s licence in 1998. He flies small aircraft and takes frequent tours around the constituency,

Dave, his wife Fiona Beland-Quest, and their son live in Sherwood Park. Two Newfoundland dogs and two cats round out their household.

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Strathcona-Sherwood Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Dave Quest 9,695 50.7
Wildrose Paul Nemetchek 6,432 33.6
New Democratic Michael Scott 1,626 8.5
Liberal John C. Murray 1,365 7.1
Total valid votes 19,118
Alberta general election, 2015: Strathcona-Sherwood Park
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Estefania Cortes-Vargas 9,361 42.6
Progressive Conservative Dave Quest 6,623 30.13
Wildrose Rob Johnson 5,273 23.99
Alberta Party Lynne Kaiser 721 3.28
Total valid votes


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