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|MLA for Highwood|
November 22, 2004 – April 23, 2012
|Preceded by||Don Tannas|
|Succeeded by||Danielle Smith|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Alberta government|
December 15, 2006 – January 15, 2010
|Preceded by||Doug Horner|
|Succeeded by||Jack Hayden|
|Born||1940/1941 (age 78–79)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Groeneveld was born in Blackie, Alberta. He served as regional director of the Alberta Wheat Pool. In this role, he attended the Canadian International Grains Institute. Groeneveld was Agricore United's first vice-president.
Groeneveld first sought public office in the 2004 provincial election in the constituency of Highwood. In that election, he received 64% of the vote. In 2006, following the leadership race for the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, newly elected Premier Ed Stelmach appointed Groeneveld as Minister of Agriculture and Food. In the 2008 provincial election that followed, Groeneveld secured his position as MLA for Highwood with 65% of the vote. In March 2008, he was reappointed as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Groeneveld is married to Judith. The couple has four children together. He is an active member of his community and Gladys United Church.
|Alberta general election, 2004: Highwood|
|Progressive Conservative||George Groeneveld||6,737||63.59%||−16.30%|
|Alberta Alliance||Brian Wickhorst||731||6.90%|
|New Democratic||Catherine Costen||433||4.09%||−0.55%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||81|
|Eligible Electors / Turnout||23,519||45.39%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||−10.87%|
|Source: "Highwood Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 30, 2010.|
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Highwood )||Turnout 42.7%|
|Progressive Conservative||George Groeneveld||7,716||65%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Daniel W. Doherty||1,405||12%|
- "Calgary riding results : Rob Anderson - Aged 30". Canada.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
- "Groeneveld's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography". Assembly.ab.ca. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
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