Deron Bilous

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The Honourable
Deron Bilous
MLA
Deron Bilous 2015.jpg
Bilous in 2015
MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Assumed office
April 23, 2012
Preceded by Tony Vandermeer
Personal details
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 41)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s) Rose Bilous
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Alma mater University of Alberta
Occupation Teacher
Portfolio Minister of Municipal Affairs/Service Alberta

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

Bilous was also the party's candidate in Edmonton-Centre in the 2008 provincial election, losing to Laurie Blakeman.

Re-elected in the 2015 election that 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 and he also became Deputy Government House Leader.[4][5]

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

Electoral history[edit]

2008 Alberta general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008: Edmonton-Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Laurie Blakeman 5,042 44.98% −12.09%
Progressive Conservative Bill Donahue 3,291 29.36% 5.24%
New Democratic Deron Bilous 2,163 19.30% 7.16%
Greens David Parker 472 4.21% 1.15%
Wildrose Alliance James Iverson 200 1.78% −0.80%
Alberta Party Margaret Saunter 42 0.37%
Total 11,210
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 109
Eligible electors / Turnout 35,186 32.17%
Liberal hold Swing −8.67%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 280–285. 

2012 Alberta general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: 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

2015 Alberta general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Deron Bilous 12,044 73.8
Progressive Conservative Tony Caterina 2,519 15.4
Wildrose Stephanie Diacon 1,251 7.7
Liberal Tomi Yellowface 360 2.2
Alberta Party Owais Siddiqui 147 0.9
New Democratic hold Swing +36.69%

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. 

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