Don MacDonald

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Donald "Don" MacDonald
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
October 26, 1992 – June 15, 1993
Preceded byConnie Osterman
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
ConstituencyThree Hills
Personal details
Political partyLiberal

Donald "Don" MacDonald is a former politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1992 to 1993.

Political career[edit]

MacDonald first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held on October 26, 1992, in the electoral district of Three Hills as a candidate of the Liberal Party. He won the district with 46% of the popular vote in a stunning upset.[1]

A few months later, in the 1993 Alberta general election, MacDonald ran in the new electoral district of Three Hills-Airdrie as his old riding was abolished during redistribution. He was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Carol Haley by a wide margin.[2]

In the 1997 Alberta general election, he ran under the Social Credit banner in the district of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills. He finished second to Progressive Conservative candidate Richard Marz.[3]

MacDonald holds the record for the shortest time served in the Alberta legislature between election and defeat, at seven months and 20 days.[4]


  1. ^ "Three Hills by-election". Elections Alberta. October 26, 1992. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Three Hills-Airdrie results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Olds-Didsbury-Three_Hills results 1997". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  4. ^ |chapter-url= missing title (help) (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. May 8, 2006. p. 1.

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