Deron Bilous

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Deron Bilous

Deron Bilous 2015.jpg
Bilous in 2015
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Alberta
Assumed office
October 22, 2015
Preceded byClint Dunford
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 43)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyNew Democrat
Spouse(s)Rose Bilous
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
PortfolioMinister of Economic Development and Trade

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]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Deron Bilous
  Independence Paul A. Burts
United Conservative David Egan
Independent Andy Andrzej Gudanowski
Green Michael Hunter
Liberal Shadea Hussein
Alberta Party Jeff Walters
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled, and declined
Registered electors

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: 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]

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%

2008 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.


  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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