Doug Schweitzer

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Doug Schweitzer
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Schweitzer in 2017
Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
Assumed office
August 25, 2020
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byTanya Fir
Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta
In office
April 30, 2019 – August 25, 2020
PremierJason Kenney
Preceded byKathleen Ganley
Succeeded byKaycee Madu
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Elbow
Assumed office
April 16, 2019
Preceded byGreg Clark
Personal details
Born1978 or 1979 (age 42–43)[1]
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
OccupationLawyer

Doug Schweitzer (born 1978 or 1979) is a Canadian lawyer and politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to represent the electoral district of Calgary-Elbow in the 30th Alberta Legislature. He is a member of the United Conservative Party. On April 30, 2019, he was appointed to be the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta in the Executive Council of Alberta, and held that role until August 25, 2020 when he was shuffled to the new ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.[2] Schweitzer ran unsuccessfully for the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership election. He was born in Kelowna, British Columbia.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Calgary-Elbow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Doug Schweitzer 10,951 44.3 +5.33
Alberta Party Greg Clark 7,542 30.5 -11.7
New Democratic Janet Eremenko 5,796 23.5 +7.72
Liberal Robin Macintosh 275 1.1 -1.64
Green Quinn Rupert 132 0.5
Total valid votes 24,696
Rejected, spoiled and declined 413
Eligible voters 37,337
Turnout 67.1%
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Pat Martin 12,149 45.4 +4.1 $51,914
Liberal David Northcott 9,285 34.7 +0.6 $67,134
Conservative Robert Eng 3,631 13.6 -8.0 $7,572
Green Robin (Pilar) Faye 1,151 4.3 +1.7 $2,087
Marijuana John M. Siedleski 346 1.3
Communist Anna-Celestrya Carr 114 0.4 -0.1 $654
Independent Douglas Edward Schweitzer 92 0.3
Total valid votes 26,768 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 188 0.7
Turnout 26,956 45.1

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Alberta provincial government of Jason Kenney
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Tanya Fir Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation
August 25, 2020–
Incumbent
Kathleen Ganley Minister of Justice and Solcitor General
April 30, 2019–August 25, 2020
Kaycee Madu

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/doug-schweitzer-enters-race-to-lead-albertas-united-conservative-party/article35176904/[bare URL]
  2. ^ "Alberta Election: Calgary-Elbow results - Calgary". Globalnews.ca. 2019-03-17. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/general/albertas-new-minister-of-justice-well-suited-to-role-say-peers/277259