Ken Lemke

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Ken Lemke
Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly
for Stony Plain
In office
April 23, 2012 – 2015
Preceded by Fred Lindsay
Succeeded by Erin Babcock
Mayor of Stony Plain
In office
2007 – February 22, 2012[1]
Preceded by Donna Cowan
Succeeded by William Choy
Personal details
Born c. 1951 (age 64–65)[2][3]
Ohaton, Alberta[4]
Political party Progressive Conservative
Website Official website

Ken Lemke (born c. 1951) is a politician in Alberta, Canada. He served as mayor of Stony Plain from 2007 to 2012. Lemke then went into provincial politics, and represented Stony Plain from 2012 to 2015, as a Progressive Conservative.

Political career[edit]

Lemke successfully ran for town councillor in 1995. He held this position for four terms, until deciding to take a run for mayor.[5] Lemke was elected mayor of the Town of Stony Plain in 2007,[6] and was acclaimed in 2010.[7]

In November 2011, with Stony Plain MLA Fred Lindsay retiring, Lemke ran for the Progressive Conservative (PC) nomination.[8] In the 2012 election, he won the Stony Plain riding, and successfully made his way into provincial politics.[9][10] He held the seat until the 2015 election, when he was defeated by New Democrat Erin Babcock.[11][12]


Alberta general election, 2012: Stony Plain
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ken Lemke 7,010 45.83% −17.55%
Wildrose Hal Tagg 5,675 37.10% +31.16%
New Democratic Linda Robinson 1,224 8.00% +0.69%
Liberal Arlin Biffert 1,042 6.81% −12.29%
Alberta Party Kurtis Ewanchuk 207 1.35%
Evergreen Matt Burnett 138 0.90% −3.37%
Total 16,460
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout 27,243 60.42%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 18.30%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "By-election in Stony Plain set for May 1". Town of Stony Plain. February 28, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
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  5. ^ "Ken Lemke resigns as mayor of the Town of Stony Plain". Town of Stony Plain. February 22, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mayors re-elected in Strathcona County, Fort McMurray". CBC News. October 16, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ "St. Albert mayor repeats". Edmonton Sun. October 18, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lemke receives PC nod in Stony Plain". Spruce Grover Examiner. November 24, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Former mayor Ken Lemke wins Stony Plain for Tories". Edmonton Journal. April 23, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Moving on up: Ken Lemke wins MLA seat in Stony Plain riding". Stony Plain Reporter. April 26, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Spruce Grove, Stony Plain vote NDP". Spruce Grove Examiner. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Riding results: Stony Plain". Edmonton Journal. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2016.