Glenn Taylor (politician)

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Glenn Taylor
Leader of the Alberta Party
In office
May 28, 2011 – September 22, 2012
Preceded bySue Huff
Succeeded byGreg Clark
Mayor of Hinton, Alberta
In office
October 26, 2004[1] – January 3, 2012
Preceded byAlex Galbraith[2]
Succeeded byIan Duncan[3]
Personal details
Born1961/1962 (age 56–57)[4]
Political partyAlberta Party
Other political
New Democratic (former)

Glenn Taylor is a politician from Alberta, Canada. He was the leader of the Alberta Party and was mayor of Hinton from October 2004 to January 2012.

Political career[edit]

Taylor was a candidate for the Alberta New Democratic Party in 1997 in the riding of West Yellowhead, and in 2001 was elected to Hinton town council. In 2004 he was elected mayor and was re-elected in 2007 and 2010.[5] He then sought the leadership of the Alberta Party, and was elected to that position on May 28, 2011 at the party's leadership convention with over 55% of the vote on the first ballot.[6] He was the party's candidate in West Yellowhead for the 2012 Alberta general election.[7] On January 3, 2012, Taylor resigned as Mayor to focus on the upcoming provincial election campaign.[8] Taylor placed third in West Yellowhead in the 2012 provincial election, and stepped down as leader of the Alberta Party on September 22, 2012.[9]


  1. ^ "Regular Meeting of Council, November 16th 2004". Town of Hinton. December 17, 2004. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Regular Meeting of Council, September 21st 2004". Town of Hinton. Sep–Oct 2004. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ian Duncan Declared as New Mayor; Nominations are in for Town Councillors". Town of Hinton. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Pratt, Sheila (October 9, 2011). "Analysis: Redford shakes up Alberta politics, but will be a ripple or a revolution?". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Taylor, Glenn. "Glenn Taylor's Biography". Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Leadership Election Results Announced". Alberta Party. May 28, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  7. ^ Gray, Marilyn (August 8, 2011). "Taylor acclaimed Alberta Party candidate". The Hinton Parklander. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  8. ^ Wood, James (January 4, 2012). "Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor steps down ahead of provincial elections". Calgary Herald. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  9. ^ "Glenn Taylor resigns as Alberta Party leader". CBC. Retrieved March 5, 2014.

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