Gordon Stromberg

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Gordon Stromberg
MLA for Camrose
In office
1971–1982
Preceded byChester Sayers
Succeeded byKen Rostad
Personal details
Born(1927-12-25)December 25, 1927
New Norway, Alberta[1]
DiedSeptember 7, 2008(2008-09-07) (aged 80)[2]
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Gordon Emil Stromberg (December 25, 1927 – September 7, 2008) was a provincial and municipal level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus from 1971 to 1986. He served as a municipal councilor for Camrose County from 1986 to 1995.

Political career[edit]

Stromberg ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1971 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Camrose in a tight race over Social Credit candidate Laurence Rhierson to pick up the district for the Progressive Conservatives who had formed a majority government in that election.[3]

Stromberg ran for a second term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election. His popular vote increased and he won his first landslide as a result.[4] Stromberg would increase his margin of victory for the third straight time in the 1979 Alberta general election. He won his district with nearly 8,000 votes defeating three other candidates.[5]

Stromberg ran for his final term in office in the 1982 Alberta general election. He won a massive landslide winning the highest popular vote of his career.[6] He left provincial politics to run for a seat on the Camrose County Council. He won his first term in the 1986 election and won re-election in 1989 and 1992 before retiring from municipal politics in 1995.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1978). The Canadian parliamentary guide. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 08" (PDF). Legislative Assembly Office. 19 July 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Camrose results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "Camrose results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "Camrose results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Camrose results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
  7. ^ "Camrose County". Alberta Association of Municipalities. Retrieved October 25, 2009.

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