Deron Bilous

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Deron Bilous

Deron Bilous 2015.jpg
Bilous in 2015
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Alberta
In office
October 22, 2015 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byClint Dunford
Succeeded byTanya Fir
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Assumed office
April 23, 2012
Preceded byTony Vandermeer
Personal details
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 45)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyNew Democrat
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
OccupationTeacher
PortfolioMinister of Economic Development and Trade

Deron Michael Bilous (born October 7, 1975) is a Canadian politician, who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, since the 2012 provincial election.[1] He is a member of the Alberta New Democratic Party caucus.[2]

Bilous was NDP candidate in Edmonton-Centre in the 2008 provincial election, losing to Laurie Blakeman.

He was elected when he tried again in the 2012 provincial election.

He was re-elected in the 2015 election, which saw the NDP win a majority government. Bilous was named to the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister in Charge of Service Alberta on May 24, 2015.[3]

On October 22, 2015, his position in cabinet changed to Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He also was named Deputy Government House Leader.[4][5]

Early life and outside interests[edit]

Bilous was born and raised in Edmonton and is very proud of his Ukrainian ancestry. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of education degree in 2001. For the past five years he has taught and mentored students at Edmonton's Inner City High School.

An active volunteer in his community, Bilous has been a member of the Beverly Heights Community League and vice-president of the Boyle Street Community League. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a board member on the Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee.

Bilous participated in the Canada World Youth program in 1995–96, working in Edmonton, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, and Tunisia.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Deron Bilous 8,834 50.6% -23.2%
United Conservative David Egan 6,308 36.2% +13.1%
Alberta Party Jeff Walters 1,283 7.4% +6.5%
Liberal Shadea Hussein 494 2.8% +0.6%
  Independence Paul A. Burts 240 1.4% --
Green Michael Hunter 206 1.2% --
Independent Andy Andrzej Gudanowski 84 0.5% --
Total valid votes 17,449
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 41 57 11
Registered electors and turnout 33,548 52.2%
New Democratic hold Swing %
Source(s)
"2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2019-04-30. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Deron Bilous 12,049 73.80
Progressive Conservative Tony Caterina 2,524 15.46
Wildrose Stephanie Diacon 1,248 7.64
Liberal Tomi Yellowface 359 2.20
Alberta Party Owais Siddiqui 147 0.90
Total valid votes 16,327 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 147
Turnout 16,474 46.6
Eligible voters 35,318
Source: Elections Alberta[6]

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Deron Bilous 5,264 37.11
Progressive Conservative Tony Vandermeer 5,019 35.38
Wildrose Don Martin 2,909 20.43
Liberal Chris Heward 895 6.34
Evergreen Trey Capenhurst 151 1.06
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +0.67%
Source: http://results.elections.ab.ca/wtResultsPGE.htm

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laurie Blakeman 5,042 44.98% -12.09%
Progressive Conservative Bill Donahue 3,291 29.36% 5.23%
New Democratic Deron Bilous 2,163 19.30% 7.16%
Green David J. Parker 472 4.21%
Wildrose Alliance James Iverson 200 1.78%
Alberta Party Margaret Saunter 42 0.37%
Total 11,210
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 78
Eligible electors / Turnout 30,335 37.21% -11.76%
Liberal hold Swing -8.66%
Source(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberta Election 2012: NDP picks up support, falls short of goal". Edmonton Journal. April 23, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "MLA Biography". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet". CBC News. May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Notley signals economic focus in Alberta cabinet shuffle". CTV News. October 22, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Premier Rachel Notley creates new economic development ministry". CBC News. October 22, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.

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