Genia Leskiw

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Genia Leskiw
MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake
In office
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by Denis Ducharme
Succeeded by Scott Cyr
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 65–66)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Ronald Leskiw
Children David, Lynna
Residence Bonnyville, Alberta
Occupation Middle school teacher (retired)
Religion Ukrainian Orthodox

Eugenia "Genia" Leskiw (née Jereniuk; 1950) is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 provincial election to represent the electoral district of Bonnyville-Cold Lake in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the first woman and the first Ukrainian-Canadian to represent the area.[1][2][3] She was a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus and sat on several committees, including Privileges and Elections, the Standing Orders and Printing Committee, and the Special Standing Committee on Members Services.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2008: Bonnyville-Cold Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,437 75.54% 12.06%
Liberal Justin Yassoub 698 11.88% -1.86%
New Democratic Jason Sloychuk 389 6.62% 1.15%
Green Jennifer Brown 350 5.96%
Total 5,874
Rejected, spoiled and declined 49
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,049 28.14%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 6.96%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 381–385. 
Alberta general election, 2012: Bonnyville-Cold Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Genia Leskiw 4,797 49.12 -26.42%
Wildrose Roy Doonanco 4,106 42.05
Liberal Hubert Rodden 533 5.46 -6.42%
New Democratic Luanne Bannister 392 3.37 -3.25%
Total 9,828
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -34.24%