George Rogers (Canadian politician)

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The Honourable
George A. Rogers
George Rogers 20140607.jpg
Rogers at a 2014 charity event
MLA for Leduc-Beaumont
In office
November 22, 2004 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Shaye Anderson
Mayor of Leduc, Alberta
In office
Preceded by John Jackie
Succeeded by Greg Krischke
Personal details
Born George Arthur Rogers
(1958-09-14) September 14, 1958 (age 58)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Leduc, Alberta
Alma mater Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
University of Alberta
Occupation businessman, politician

George Arthur Rogers (born September 14, 1958) is a politician from Leduc, Alberta. After serving on city council from 1992 to 1998, he was mayor of Leduc from 1998 to 2004. From 2004 to 2015 he served as MLA for the riding of Leduc-Beaumont.[1]

Early life[edit]

George Rogers was born in Jamaica[2] and immigrated to Canada in 1975.[3] Rogers is a father of three children and a very active community volunteer.

Rogers graduated from Leduc Senior High School in 1977 and from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1980 with a diploma in business administration with an accounting major. In 1988 he received his certificate in local government studies from the University of Alberta.

Following graduation Rogers worked in the oil industry in various accounting positions up to the rank of assistant controller.

Political career[edit]

In 1986, Rogers joined the city of Leduc as assistant treasurer and after three years moved to Redcliff, Alberta, where, as municipal administrator, he handled the roles of secretary-treasurer and assistant town manager.

In 1992, he returned home to Leduc to start a real estate sales career with Royal LePage and subsequently ran for city council in the fall of that year. He was elected in 1992 and again in 1995.

In October 1998, he was elected mayor and re-elected in October 2001.

Rogers in 2015

He served as a Board member of the Alberta Urban Municipalities association from 1993 to 2003, serving as President from 2001 to 2003; also serving as a Board Member of the Federation Of Canadian Municipalities representing Alberta. For this work, he was recognized by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta's 50 Most influential People in 2003

Rogers was elected to his first term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Leduc-Beaumont-Devon on November 22, 2004 and subsequently re-elected in 2008 and 2012.[4][5] On December 15, 2006, he was appointed a member of the Treasury Board. In addition to his role as MLA, he served as Deputy Speaker[6] (May 23, 2012 to May 5, 2015) and Chair of committees, has served as deputy chair of the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Committee, and a member of the Private Bills Committee, the Standing Committee on Managing Growth Pressures, Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Public health And safety, as a member of The Legislative Policy Committee on Alberta's Economic Future, The Legislative Offices committee, Chair of The Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee, and Chair of The Ethics Commissioner Search Committee.

In the 2015 election, Rogers was defeated by New Democrat Shaye Anderson.[7][8]

Electoral history[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 48.01% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George Rogers 6,814 52.76% *
     Liberal Joyce Assen 3,426 26.53% *
Alberta Alliance Dale Dalke 1,140 8.83% *
     NDP Katie Oppen 902 6.99% *
Green Stephen Lindop 382 2.96% *
     Social Credit Karen Richert 250 1.93% *
Total 12,914 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 61
27,025 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A
2008 Alberta general election results[10] Turnout 39.00% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative George Rogers 9,045 64.91% 12.15%
     Liberal Joyce Assen 2,329 16.72% -9.81%
     NDP Lisa Erickson 1,057 7.59% 0.60% *
Wildrose Alliance Sharon MacLise 1,008 7.23% -1.60% *
Green Kevin Colton 495 3.55% 0.59% *
Total 13,934 100%
Rejected Ballots 64
35,890 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.98%
Alberta general election, 2012: Leduc-Beaumont
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative George Rogers 8,417 51.31%
Wildrose Dave Stasiewich 5,222 31.83%
New Democratic Hana Razga 1,397 8.52%
Liberal Jasen Maminski 723 4.41%
Alberta Party William Munsey 453 2.76%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Shaye Anderson 8,386 38.0%
Wildrose Sharon Smith 6,543 29.6%
Progressive Conservative George Rogers 6,229 28.2%
Alberta Party Bert Hoogewoonink 611 2.8%
Green Josh Drozda 301 1.4%


  1. ^ Clarke, Michelle (16 February 2011). "Ald. Mishio challenging George Rogers for nomination". Leduc Representative. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "George Rogers: the reggae MLA". Leduc Representative. 22 September 2005. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Incumbent George Rogers retains Leduc-Beaumont". Edmonton Journal. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Leduc-Beaumont sees George Rogers re-elected". Leduc Rep. April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ "MLA George Rogers ready for next chapter of his political career". The Beaumont News. June 7, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Riding results: Leduc-Beaumont". Edmonton Journal. April 22, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Orange crush rides into Leduc-Beaumont riding". Leduc Rep. May 6, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 456–459. 

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