|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2014)|
Klimchuk at the 2014 Tour of Alberta
|MLA for Edmonton-Glenora|
March 3, 2008 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Bruce Miller|
|Succeeded by||Sarah Hoffman|
August 10, 1958 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Occupation||Real Estate Agent, Politician|
|Portfolio||Minister of Human Services|
Heather Klimchuk (born August 10, 1958) is a Canadian politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Edmonton-Glenora as a Progressive Conservative, from 2008 to 2015. She was Minister of Human Services from 2014 until she lost her seat in the 2015 provincial election.
Klimchuk was narrowly elected as MLA for Edmonton-Glenora in the 2008 election over Alberta Liberal Party incumbent Bruce Miller by 96 votes, less than 1% of votes cast. In the 2011 PC leadership election Klimchuk supported Gary Mar, who was ultimately defeated by Alison Redford. Klimchuk was re-elected by a more comfortable margin on April 23, 2012 and was named Minister of Human Services on September 15, 2014 in the first cabinet of Jim Prentice. She has previously served as Minister of Culture and Community Services and Minister of Service Alberta.
Klimchuk has a long family history with the PC Party. Her father worked on Premier Peter Lougheed's first electoral campaign and was a classmate of Joe Clark's at law school. Klimchuk's public service experience prior to serving as a Member of the Legislature includes working as a researcher and writer for both Premier Lougheed and Premier Don Getty. Klimchuk also assisted with the initiation of the Alberta Seniors´ information phone line.
|Alberta general election, 2008: Edmonton-Glenora|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Klimchuk||4,604||39.90%||11.22%|
|New Democratic||Arlene Chapman||1,743||15.11%||−15.81%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Elden Van Hauwaert||275||2.38%||0.04%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||58|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||29,821||38.89%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||7.58%|
|Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 294–297.|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Glenora|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Klimchuk||6,176||38.20||–1.7%|
|New Democratic||Ray Martin||4,141||25.61||10.5%|
|Alberta Party||Sue Huff||1,451||8.97|
|Alberta general election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Sarah Hoffman||12,403||68.5|
|Progressive Conservative||Heather Klimchuk||3,137||17.3|
|Alberta Party||Chris Vilcsak||445||2.5|
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta".
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