|MLA for Clover Bar|
|Preceded by||Walt Buck|
|Succeeded by||District Abolished|
July 8, 1941|
Gesell ran as a candidate for the Progressive Conservatives in the 1989 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Clover Bar holding it for the Progressive Conservatives in a hotly contested three-way race that saw all three candidates finish within 200 votes of each other. During his first term in office Gessell left the Progressive Conservative caucus and sat as an independent and broke party lines to vote against Bill 66 Members of the Legislative Assembly Pension Plan Amendment Act, 1993. He also left the caucus for the lack of free votes and free speech in the legislature.
Clover Bar electoral district was abolished due to redistribution in 1993, Gesell ran for a second term in office as an independent candidate in the 1993 Alberta general election in the new electoral district of Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Muriel Abdurahman.
- Alberta Teachers' Association (January 1980). A Guide to Alberta's 19th Legislature.
- "Clover Bar results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
|chapter-url=missing title (help). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. May 7, 1993.
- "Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
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