Fort McMurray (provincial electoral district)

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Fort McMurray was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada from 1986 until 2004.

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Fort McMurray
Assembly Years Member Party
See Lac La Biche-McMurray 1971-1986
21st 1986–1989 Norm Weiss Progressive
Conservative
22nd 1989–1993
23rd 1993–1997 Adam Germain Liberal
24th 1997–2001 Guy Boutilier Progressive
Conservative
25th 2001–2004
See Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2004-present

The district was created for the 1986 election out of Lac La Biche-McMurray, consisting of the city of Fort McMurray. Its boundaries remained unchanged until it was replaced by the much larger Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo in 2004.

Representation history[edit]

The riding's first MLA was Norm Weiss, who had already served two terms in the abolished Lac La Biche-McMurray district for the Progressive Conservatives. He retired after serving two more terms.

The open seat was picked up by Liberal candidate Adam Germain in 1993, coinciding with an increase in voter turnout. After serving one term, he decided to run in federal politics, leaving the seat open again.

The riding returned to the Progressive Conservatives in 1997, with candidate Guy Boutilier decisively defeating his Liberal challenger. He was re-elected with a much larger majority in 2001. When the riding was abolished at the end of his second term, he would continue on as MLA for the new riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.

Election results[edit]

1980s[edit]

Alberta general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %[1]
Progressive Conservative Norm Weiss 4,152 48.54%
New Democratic Ann Maclean 3,391 39.65%
Liberal Shane Davis 1,010 11.81%
Total valid votes 8,553
Rejected, spoiled and declined 9
Electors / Turnout 22,467 38.11%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Alberta general election, 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%[1]
Progressive Conservative Norm Weiss 4,245 49.41% +0.87%
New Democratic Ann Maclean 2,740 31.89% -7.76%
Liberal James Carbery 1,606 18.69% +6.88%
Total valid votes 8,591
Rejected, spoiled and declined 19
Electors / Turnout 20,385 42.24% +4.13%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +4.32%

1990s[edit]

Alberta general election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%[1]
Liberal Adam Germain 4,261 42.42% +23.73%
Progressive Conservative Connie Macrae 2,738 27.26% -22.15%
Independent Wendell Maceachern 1,563 15.56%
New Democratic Ann Maclean 1,483 14.76% -17.13%
Total valid votes 10,045
Rejected, spoiled and declined 15
Electors / Turnout 20,583 48.88% +6.64%
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +22.94%
Alberta general election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%[1]
Progressive Conservative Guy Boutilier 5,420 55.83% +28.57%
Liberal John Vyboh 4,008 41.29% -1.13%
New Democratic Rodney McCallum 280 2.88% -11.88%
Total valid votes 9,708
Rejected, spoiled and declined 34
Electors / Turnout 21,289 45.60% -3.28%
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +14.85%

2000s[edit]

Alberta general election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%[1]
Progressive Conservative Guy Boutilier 5,914 64.49% +8.66%
Liberal John Vyboh 1,759 19.18% -22.11%
New Democratic Lyn Gorman 1,498 16.33% +13.45%
Total valid votes 9,171
Rejected, spoiled and declined 18
Electors / Turnout 24,170 38.02% -7.58%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +15.39%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Election results for Fort McMurray". Heritage Community Foundation. Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2017-01-11.