Devin Dreeshen

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Devin Dreeshen

Devin Dreeshen January 2020.jpg
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Alberta
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byOneil Carlier
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
Assumed office
July 12, 2018
Preceded byDon MacIntyre
Personal details
Born1987/1988 (age 32–33)[1]
Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
Other political
affiliations
Conservative Party of Canada
RelationsEarl Dreeshen (father)
ResidencePine Lake, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Alberta

Devin Dreeshen (born 1987/1988) is a Canadian politician elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to represent the electoral district of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake in the 30th Alberta Legislature. He was first elected in a by-election in July 2018. On April 30, 2019, he was appointed to the Executive Council of Alberta as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

Political career[edit]

Dreeshen was a policy advisor to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz from 2008 to 2015. Between February and November 2016 he worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign.[2] He won the United Conservative nomination for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake in 2018, and won the ensuing by-election.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Innisfail, Alberta,[3] Pine Lake. He is the son of Canadian MP, Earl Dreeshen.[4]

Electoral results[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Devin Dreeshen 19,030 74.5% -7.17%
New Democratic Robyn O'Brien 3,453 13.5% +4.04%
Alberta Party Danielle Klooster 2,337 9.2% +1.76%
Freedom Conservative Chad Miller 359 1.4%
  Alberta Advantage Brian Vanderkley 164
Independent Ed Wychopen 106 0.4%
Reform Lauren Thorsteinson 79 0.3%
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled, and declined
Turnout
Registered electors
Alberta provincial by-election, July 12, 2018: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
upon the resignation of Don MacIntyre on February 2, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Devin Dreeshen 8,029 81.67 +10.99
New Democratic Nicole Mooney 915 9.31 -13.83
Alberta Party Abigail Douglass 731 7.44 +1.25
Liberal Nicolaas Jansen 93 0.95
Independent David Inscho 63 0.64
Total valid votes 9,831
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 37
Turnout 9,868 31.22 -24.27
Eligible voters 31,604
United Conservative notional hold Swing +12.41
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Election results". Retrieved August 13, 2018.
Alberta Provincial Government of Jason Kenney
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Oneil Carlier Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
April 30, 2019–
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Krugel, Lauren (2018-07-13). "Alberta's Jason Kenney sees advantage to new member's history with Donald Trump". Global News. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ McDermott, Vincent (2018-07-13). "United Conservatives win Alberta byelections". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-13.