|Alberta electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
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 Alberta general election, 2015.
The riding is located in north central Edmonton. It was created in 2004 boundary redistribution out of a small part of Edmonton-Manning and most of Edmonton-Glengarry. The riding is named after former Leader of the Opposition and Mayor of Edmonton, Laurence Decore.
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Legislature results
- 3 Senate nominee results
- 4 Student Vote results
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The electoral district was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution from Edmonton-Glengary and Edmonton-Manning, and was first contested in the Alberta general election, 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.
|29 Edmonton-Decore 2003 Boundaries|
|Athabasca-Redwater||Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and Edmonton-Manning||Edmonton-Castle Downs and Edmonton-Calder||Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood|
|riding map goes here|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Starting at the intersection of 97 Street with the north Edmonton city boundary; then 1. east along the north city boundary to 66 Street; 2. south along 66 Street to 167 Avenue; 3. east along 167 Avenue to the extension of 59A Street; 4. south along the extension and 59A Street to 153 Avenue; 5. west along 153 Avenue to 82 Street; 6. south along 82 Street to the Canadian National Railway (CNR) line; 7. west along the CNR line to 97 Street; 8. north along 97 Street to the starting point.|
|32 Edmonton-Decore 2010 Boundaries|
|Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater||Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and Edmonton-Manning||Edmonton-Calder and Edmonton-Castle Downs||Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood|
|Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2010, Electoral Divisions Act.|
|Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Decore|
|See Edmonton-Glengary 1979-2004 and Edmonton-Manning 1993-2004|
|26th||2004–2008||Bill Bonko Sr.||Liberal|
|29th||2015–present||Chris Nielsen||New Democrat|
The first election held in the district saw a hotly contested race between Liberal candidate Bill Bonko Sr., who held prior office as an elected school trustee. He faced incumbent Alberta Alliance MLA Gary Masyk whose district was abolished and former Edmonton-Belmont Progressive Conservative MLA Walter Szwender. Bonko won the district, defeating the two former MLAs and two other candidates.
Bonko ran for a second term in the 2008 general election but was defeated in a hotly contested race by Progressive Conservative candidate Janice Sarich, who held the riding until 2015.
In the 2015 Alberta 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.
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 40.29%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||78|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||24,735||%|
|Liberal pickup new district||Swing N/A|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 32.96%||Swing|
|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%|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||66|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,584||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||10.63%|
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||5,724||42.53%|
|New Democratic||Ali Haymour||2,669||19.83%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-3.2%|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Chris Nielsen||10,435||67.7%|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||2,827||18.3%|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||47.87%|
Senate nominee results
2004 Senate nominee election district results
|2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Decore||Turnout 40.28%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||Votes||% Votes||% Ballots||Rank|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Unger||3,839||14.86%||46.39%||2|
|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|
|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 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
Student Vote results
2004 student election
|Archbishop O'Leary High 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|
|Liberal||Bill Bonko Sr.||447||58.97%|
|Progressive Conservative||Walter Szwender||106||13.98%|
|Social Credit||Geoffrey Chevrier||80||10.55%|
|Alberta Alliance||Gary Masyk||54||7.13%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||19|
2012 student election
|2012 Alberta Student Vote results|
|Progressive Conservative||Janice Sarich||%|
- "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 17.
- "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.
- "Edmonton-Decore Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 286–289.
- "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
- "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19.