Gerry Gibeault

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Gerry Gibeault
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
May 8, 1986 – June 15, 1993
Preceded by Milt Pahl
Succeeded by Don Massey
Constituency Edmonton-Mill Woods
City of Edmonton Public School Trustee
In office
October 16, 1995 – 2010
Preceded by New Ward
Constituency Ward I
Personal details
Born Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Alberta New Democrat

Gerry Gibeault was a school trustee with Edmonton Public Schools from 1995 to 2010 representing Ward I (Mill Woods). He served as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 to 1993 sitting with the New Democratic Party caucus in opposition.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gibeault graduated from the University of Alberta where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He became a librarian for the Edmonton Catholic School Board, and then Central Alberta Media Services until he was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1986. .[2]

Provincial political career[edit]

Gibeault ran as a candidate for the New Democrats in the Edmonton-Mill Woods electoral district for the 1982 Alberta general election. He was defeated by incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Milt Pahl.[3]

Gibeault defeated Pahl in the 1986 Alberta general election. Pahl's popular support fell by 6000 votes, while Gibeault also lost votes from the 1982 election.[4] Gibeault improved his margin of victory running for a second term in the 1989 Alberta general election.[5]

Giberault ran for a third term in the 1993 Alberta general election in the new electoral district of Edmonton-Ellerslie. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Debby Carlson.[6]

Municipal politics[edit]

Gibeault was elected as a public school trustee in the 1995 Edmonton municipal election. He won with 45% of the popular vote, defeating two other candidates in Ward I. He was re-elected in the 1998 Edmonton municipal election defeating David Fletcher in a two-way race, winning 54% of the vote. He was re-elected for a third term in the 2001 Edmonton municipal election over four challengers, winning 36% of the vote. Gibeault won a fourth term in the 2004 Edmonton municipal election defeating Judith Axelson. Gibeault defeated Axelson again in the 2007 Edmonton municipal election by fewer than 100 votes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gibeault,+gerry"+1953&dq="Gibeault,+gerry"+1953&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cs47Vdb9KMqbgwTsvIGoBQ&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA
  2. ^ "Gerry Gibeault Ward I". Edmonton Public School Board. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods Official Results 1982 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods Official Results 1986 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods Official Results 1989 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton-Ellerslie Official Results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton Election Results 1945-2007". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 

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