Don Scott (Alberta politician)

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Don Scott

Mayor of Wood Buffalo
Assumed office
Preceded byMelissa Blake
MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin
In office
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byBrian Jean
Personal details
Born1966/1967 (age 51–52)
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Children2 daughters
ResidenceFort McMurray, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of New Brunswick
University of Cambridge

Keith Donald Charles Scott (born c. 1966) is a Canadian politician who currently serves as mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Political career[edit]

Scott was an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Fort McMurray-Conklin as a Progressive Conservative.[1][2] He sat in cabinet as the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education from September 15, 2014 until his defeat in May 2015 against Wildrose leader Brian Jean.

He was elected mayor of Wood Buffalo in 2017 after Melissa Blake decided to retire from politics.

Personal life[edit]

Scott resides in the Thickwood area of Fort McMurray with his wife and two daughters.[3][4]

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Fort McMurray-Conklin
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Don Scott 2,588 48.95
Wildrose Doug Faulkner 2,123 40.16
New Democratic Paul Pomerleau 419 7.93
Liberal Ted Remenda 157 2.97
Total valid votes 5,287 99.17
Rejected, spoiled and declined 44 0.83
Turnout 5,331 36.30
Eligible voters 14,686
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Elections Alberta. "Election Results - Fort McMurray-Conklin". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
Alberta general election, 2015: Fort McMurray-Conklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Brian Jean 2,950 43.85 +3.70
New Democratic Ariana Mancini 2,071 30.79 +22.86
Progressive Conservative Don Scott 1,502 22.33 −26.62
Liberal Melinda Hollis 204 3.03 +0.06
Total valid votes 6,727 99.10
Rejected, spoiled and declined 61 0.90 +0.07
Turnout 6,788 44.45 +8.15
Eligible voters 15,272
Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +15.16
Elections Alberta. "Election Results - Fort McMurray-Conklin". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
Wood Buffalo mayoral election, October 16, 2017
Candidate[5] Vote[6] %
Don Scott 8,911 68.65
Allan Grandison 3,160 24.35
Tony Needham 650 5.01
Allan Glenn Vinni 259 2.00