John G. Ashton

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John Glyndwr Ashton
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1971–1979
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by District abolished
Constituency Edmonton-Ottewell
Personal details
Born (1935-03-31) March 31, 1935 (age 82)
Hanna, Alberta[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative

John Glyndwr Ashton (born March 31, 1935) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1975 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.

Political career[edit]

Ashton ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1971 Alberta general election. He won the new electoral district of Edmonton-Ottewell in a landslide to pick it up for the Progressive Conservative party who went on to form government in that election.[2]

Ashton ran for a second term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election. He won an even larger victory defeating two other candidates to hold his seat.[3] He retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the Assembly in 1979.

He is the current President of Sherwook Park's Heritage Mile Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Ottewell results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Ottewell results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 

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