Kenneth Paproski

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Kenneth Robert Howard Paproski
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 30, 1971 – November 2, 1982
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Carl Paproski
Constituency Edmonton-Kingsway
Personal details
Born January 17, 1931
Died January 25, 2007(2007-01-25) (aged 76)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Relatives Steve Paproski
Carl Paproski

Kenneth Robert Howard Paproski (January 17, 1931 – January 25, 2007) is a former provincial level politician and medical doctor from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1982.

Early life[edit]

Paproski graduated from the University of Alberta with a medical degree.

Political career[edit]

Paproski ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1971 Alberta general election. He defeated Social Credit incumbent Ethel Wilson.[1] He ran for a second term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election. His majority was reduced but he defeated two other candidates with a comfortable margin.[2] He ran for a third term in the 1979 Alberta general election, in that election he defeated future New Democrat MLA Alex McEachern and former Social Credit national leader Martin Hattersley.[3] He retired at dissolution of the Assembly in 1982 and was replaced by his brother Carl Paproski.[4] His other brother Steve Paproski also served as a federal Member of Parliament from 1968 to 1993.[4]

Paproski returned to politics to run as an independent candidate in the 1989 Alberta Senate nominee election. He finished 5th out of 6th place winning 30,849 votes and taking 5% of the popular vote.[5]

Late life[edit]

Paproski was awarded the Michael Luchkovich award for outstanding public service by a parliamentarian of Ukrainian origin in 2003.[6] Paproski died on January 25, 2007.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton-Kingsway results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Kingsway results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Kingsway results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Andrea Sands (January 21, 2008). "School trustee a passionate children's advocate; Educator and counsellor Carl Paproski came from a highly political family". Edmonton Journal. p. A13. 
  5. ^ "Summary of Results 1989–2004". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2007" (PDF). UCC-APC. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  7. ^ https://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_files/docs/hansards/han/legislature_26/session_3/20070308_1330_01_han.pdf |chapter-url= missing title (help) (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. March 8, 2007. p. 7. 

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