Edmonton-Mill Creek

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Edmonton-Mill Creek
Alberta electoral district
EdmontonMillCreek in Edmonton.jpg
2010 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Gene Zwozdesky
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2008

Edmonton Mill Creek is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Edmonton-Avonmore and a small part of Edmonton-Gold Bar. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding boundaries shift southwards. The 2003 south boundaries which ended at 23 Avenue were moved further south into Edmonton-Mill Woods and Edmonton-Ellerslie to end at Anthony Henday Drive. The northern boundaries of the riding were also pushed south from 92 Avenue to the Sherwood Park Freeway at its most northern point.

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Mill Creek
Assembly Years Member Party
See Edmonton-Avonmore 1971-1997 and Edmonton-Gold Bar 1971-1997
24th 1997-1998 Gene Zwozdesky Liberal
1998 Independent
1998-2001 Progressive Conservative
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–present

Electoral history[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1997 largely from the old electoral district of Edmonton-Avonmore. That district had become a swing riding through the 1980s and 90s being won by candidates from three different parties. The incumbent Gene Zwozdesky had previously represented Avonmore winning his first term in office in 1993.

Zwozdesky won his first term representing Mill Creek as a Liberal candidate. A year later in 1998 he had a high profile falling out with the Liberal party and left the caucus to sit as an Independent. He joined the Progressive Conservative caucus a short time later and was re-elected under that banner in 2001.

Starting in 1999 Zwozdesky was appointed to his first portfolio as a junior minister. In total he has held six different ministerial portfolios in the governments of Ralph Klein and Ed Stelmach with his last portfolio ending in 2011.

Legislature results[edit]

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout 56.14% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Liberal Gene Zwozdesky 6,757 51.91% *
Progressive Conservative Sukhi Randhawa 3,679 28.27%
New Democratic Stephen Crocker 1,804 13.86%
Social Credit Christie Forget 776 5.96%
Total 13,016
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,216  %
     Liberal pickup new district Swing N/A

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 55.41% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 8,085 55.66% 27.39% 3.75%
Liberal Bharat Agnihotri 4,229 29.12% -22.79%
New Democratic Edwin Villania 1,893 13.03% -0.83%
     Alberta First Kyle Harvey 220 1.51% *
Greens Harlan Light 97 0.68% *
Total 14,524
Rejected, spoiled and declined 53
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,307  %
     Progressive Conservative hold from floor crossing Swing 25.09%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 49.77% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 5,070 42.08% -13.58%
Liberal Aman Gill 4,289 35.60% 6.48%
New Democratic Nathan Taylor 1,709 14.18% 1.15%
Alliance Robert Alford 523 4.34%
Greens Eric Stieglitz 386 3.20% 2.52% *
     Independent Cameron Johnson 72 0.60% *
Total 12,049 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 104
24,419 Eligible Electors
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -10.03%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 41.87% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 6,857 50.79% 8.71%
     Liberal Aman Gill 4,058 30.05% -5.55%
New Democratic Stephen Anderson 1,822 13.49% -0.69%
Greens Glen Argan 726 5.37% 2.17% *
     Communist Naomi Rankin 41 0.30% *
Total 13,504 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 127
32,553 Eligible Electors
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.13%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 6,633 55.07%
Wildrose Adam Corsaut 2,193 18.21%
Liberal Mike Butler 1,640 13.62%
New Democratic Evelinne Teichgrabber 1,336 11.09%
Alberta Party Judy Wilson 198 1.64%
Communist Naomi Rankin 44 0.37%
Total 12,044
Source: http://results.elections.ab.ca/wtResultsPGE.htm

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Edmonton-Mill Creek[6] Turnout 49.67%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,223 15.38% 46.08% 2
     Independent Link Byfield 3,423 12.47% 37.35% 4
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,065 11.17% 33.44% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,030 11.04% 33.06% 3
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,540 9.25% 27.71% 9
Alliance Michael Roth 2,500 9.11% 27.28% 7
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,380 8.67% 25.97% 6
Alliance Gary Horan 2,216 8.07% 24.18% 10
Alliance Vance Gough 2,212 8.06% 24.14% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,861 6.78% 20.31% 5
Total Votes 27,450 100%
Total Ballots 9,165 3.00 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,965

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[7]
J. H. Picard School
W. P. Wagner 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[8]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     NDP Nathan Taylor 374 34.44%
     Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 351 32.32%
     Liberal Aman Gill 129 11.88%
     Independent Cameron Johnson 96 8.84%
Greens Eric Stieglitz 92 8.47%
Alliance Robert Alford 44 4.05%
Total 1,086 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 48

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky
Wildrose Adam Corsaut
     Liberal Mike Butler
     Alberta Party Judy Wilson
     NDP Evelinne Teichgrabber
     Communist Naomi Rankin
Total 12,044 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Grande Prairie-Wapiti Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Creek Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 320–323. 
  6. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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