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Alberta electoral district
EdmontonDecore in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Chris Nielsen
New Democratic
District created 2004
First contested 2004
Last contested 2015

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.


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.

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–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.

Legislature results[edit]

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 40.29% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  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 9,888
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 78
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,735  %
  Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 32.96% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
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%
Green Trey Capenhurst 241 2.41% *
Total 10,014
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 66
Eligible electors / Turnout 30,584  %
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing 10.63%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 5,724 42.53%
Wildrose Chris Bataluk 2,909 21.61%
New Democratic Ali Haymour 2,669 19.83%
Liberal Ed Ammar 2,157 16.03%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.2%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Chris Nielsen 10,435 67.7%
Progressive Conservative Janice Sarich 2,827 18.3%
Wildrose Dean Miller 1,305 8.5%
Liberal Bradley Whalen 691 4.5%
Green Trey Capnerhurst 150 1.0%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 47.87%

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Decore[5] 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[6]
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[7]
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. ^ "Edmonton-Decore Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 286–289. 
  5. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  7. ^ "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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