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Alberta electoral district
Edmonton-Decore 2017.svg
Edmonton-Decore within the City of Edmonton, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
Chris Nielsen
New Democratic
District created2004
First contested2004
Last contested2019

Edmonton-Decore is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It is one of 87 districts mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting. It was most recently contested in the general election of 2015.

The riding is located in north central Edmonton. It was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution out of a small part of Edmonton-Manning and most of Edmonton-Glengarry. The riding is named after Laurence Decore, former Leader of the Opposition and Mayor of Edmonton.

Neighborhoods in this riding include: Kildare, Killarney, Northmount, Evansdale, Belle Rive, Mayliewan, Delwood, Glengarry & Balwin.

The riding has been held by representatives of the Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic parties since it was created. The current representative is New Democratic Party MLA Chris Nielsen, who was first elected in the 2015 general election.


The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution from Edmonton-Glengary and Edmonton-Manning, and was first contested in the general election of 2004. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the major changes made to the riding.

The western boundary with on 97 Street between the Edmonton city limits and 167 Avenue Edmonton-Castle Downs was moved east to cede land to that constituency. The south boundary with Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood was changed to move along 127 Street instead of the Canadian National Railway tracks. The east boundary saw significant changes as it was pushed eastward to 66 Street into Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and Edmonton-Manning as far north as 144 Avenue from the railway tracks at 127 Street. The east boundary with Edmonton-Manning was also realigned to run on 66 Street north of 153 Avenue to give some land to Manning.

Boundary history[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Decore[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Glengary 1979-2004 and Edmonton-Manning 1993-2004
26th 2004–2008 Bill Bonko Sr. Liberal
27th 2008–2012 Janice Sarich Progressive
28th 2012–2015
29th 2015–2019 Chris Nielsen New Democrat
30th 2019-

The first election held in the district was fought among Liberal candidate Bill Bonko Sr., a school trustee; incumbent Alberta Alliance MLA Gary Masyk whose old district had been abolished; and former Edmonton-Belmont Progressive Conservative MLA Walter Szwender. Bonko defeated the two incumbents and two other candidates.

In the 2008 general election Bonko was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Janice Sarich, who held the riding until 2015.

In the 2015 general election NDP Candidate Chris Nielsen was elected with 68% of the vote, in an election which saw every Edmonton riding return an NDP member.

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Alberta general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bill Bonko Sr. 4,434 44.84
Progressive Conservative Walter Szwender 3,007 30.41
New Democratic Shirley Barg 1,525 15.42
Alberta Alliance Gary Masyk 831 8.40
Social Credit Geoffrey Chevrier 91 0.93
Total valid votes 9,888
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 78
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,735 40.29
Liberal pickup new district.
"Edmonton-Decore Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
Alberta general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 4,577 45.71 +15.30
Liberal Bill Bonko Sr. 3,895 38.89 -5.95
New Democratic Sidney Sadik 1,301 12.99 -2.43
Greens Trey Capenhurst 241 2.41
Total valid votes 10,014
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 66
Eligible electors / Turnout 30,584 32.96 -7.33
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 10.63
The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 286–289.

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 5,722 42.36 -3.35
Wildrose Chris Bataluk 2,911 21.55
New Democratic Ali Haymour 2,721 20.15 +7.16
Liberal Ed Ammar 2,153 15.94 -22.95
Total valid votes 13,507
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 165
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,766 47.53 +14.57
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.45
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Decore". Retrieved July 16, 2018.
Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Chris Nielsen 10,531 67.91 +47.76
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 2,847 18.36 -24.00
Wildrose Dean Miller 1,289 8.31 -13.24
Liberal Bradley Whalen 691 4.46 -11.48
Green Trey Capnerhurst 150 0.97
Total valid votes 15,508
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 105
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,518 48.01 +0.48
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +35.88
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Decore". Retrieved July 16, 2018.
Alberta general election, 2019
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Independence Virginia Bruneau
Alberta Party Ali Haymour
New Democratic Chris Nielsen
United Conservative Karen Principe
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Registered electors

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Decore[3] Turnout 40.28%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 3,839 14.86% 46.39% 2
  Independent Link Byfield 2,923 11.32% 35.32% 4
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,816 10.90% 34.03% 1
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,664 10.31% 32.19% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,510 9.72% 30.33% 10
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,502 9.69% 30.23% 3
  Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,485 9.62% 30.03% 9
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,400 9.29% 29.00% 8
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,961 7.59% 23.70% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,728 6.70% 20.88% 5
Total Votes 25,828 100%
Total Ballots 8,276 3.12 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,688

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 student election[edit]

Participating Schools[4]
Archbishop O'Leary High School
Mee-Yah-Noh School
St. Cecilia School

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[5]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Bill Bonko Sr. 447 58.97%
Progressive Conservative Walter Szwender 106 13.98%
  Social Credit Geoffrey Chevrier 80 10.55%
  NDP Shirly Barg 71 9.37%
Alberta Alliance Gary Masyk 54 7.13%
Total 758 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 19

2012 student election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich %
Wildrose Don Martin
  Liberal Ed Ammar %
  NDP Ali Haymour %
Total ' 100%


  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 17.
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  5. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19.

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