Jason Nixon

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Jason Nixon

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Leader of the Opposition in Alberta
In office
October 30, 2017 – January 4, 2018
PremierRachel Notley
Preceded byNathan Cooper
Succeeded byJason Kenney
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byJoe Anglin
Personal details
Born (1980-05-26) May 26, 1980 (age 38)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partyUnited Conservative
(2017-present)[1]
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose Party (until 2017), Conservative Party of Canada[2]
Spouse(s)Tiffany Nixon[1]
Children3
ResidenceSundre, Alberta, Canada[3]
Alma materAthabasca University[2]
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology[2]
Alberta Construction Safety Association[2]
ProfessionNon-Profit Agency Executive [2]
Chief Financial Officer [2]
Construction Safety Officer[2]
PortfolioChief Opposition Whip[4]
AwardsInitiated in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (March, 2012)[2]
Websitewww.jasonnixon.ca[1]

Jason John Nixon (born May 26, 1980) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.[2][3]

He was first elected as a member of the Wildrose Party in 2015, and then he served on the negotiation team that created a framework for unity between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.[5] The agreement was ratified and approved by the members of both parties in July 2017, establishing the United Conservative Party (UCP).[6]

After the merger, Nixon endorsed Jason Kenney in the United Conservative Party leadership election, 2017.[7] After Kenney was elected as the leader, Nixon served as Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta until Kenney was able to win a seat (Calgary-Lougheed) in the Alberta legislature in a by-election.[8]

Nixon currently serves as the Opposition House Leader in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.[9] He has previously served as the Wildrose opposition critic for Human Services and was a participant on the government's Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention, which was formed after the case of Serenity, a four-year-old girl who died while in government care, was uncovered.[10]

Nixon served for years as the Executive Director at The Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization.[9] Nixon is an alumnus of Athabasca University and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major),[2] Post Secondary Diploma in Business Administration (Management Major)[2] and National Construction Safety Officer.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alberta Party Joe Anglin
Freedom Conservative Dawn Bedard
Green Jane Drummond
Independent Gordon Francey
New Democratic Jeff Ible
  Alberta Advantage Paula Lamoureux
United Conservative Jason Nixon
  Independence David Rogers
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Registered electors
Turnout

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Jason Nixon 6,670 40.11 -11.31
Progressive Conservative Tammy Cote 5,296 31.65 -8.90
New Democratic Hannah Schlamp 2,791 16.78 +11.57
Independent Joe Anglin 1,871 11.25
Total valid votes 16,628 99.36 +0.01
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 107 0.64 -0.01
Turnout 16,735 51.37 -2.47
Registered electors 32,578
Wildrose hold Swing -1.21
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre". Retrieved November 22, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sign Up | LinkedIn". linkedin.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  3. ^ a b "The average undergrad getting an online degree is older - The Globe and Mail". theglobeandmail.com. November 18, 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  4. ^ "Wildrose caucus meets for first time; names senior shadow cabinet | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  5. ^ "Progressive Conservative, Wildrose discussion teams set to take first steps toward unity". Edmonton Journal. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  6. ^ "Alberta Wildrose, PC members overwhelmingly vote to merge". Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  7. ^ "Former Wildrose and PC caucus members endorse Jason Kenney, take shots at Brian Jean | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  8. ^ "Nixon appointed opposition house leader - Mountain View Gazette". Mountain View Gazette. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  9. ^ a b "Jason Nixon". UCP Caucus. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  10. ^ "Alberta government drags heels on child intervention panel". Edmonton Journal. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2018-08-02.