Lori Sigurdson

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The Honourable
Lori Sigurdson
MLA
Lori Sigurdson 2015.jpg
Sigurdson in May 2015
Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing
Assumed office
February 2, 2016
Preceded by Jonathan Denis
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Riverview
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Steve Young
Personal details
Born (1961-01-31) January 31, 1961 (age 57)
Winnipeg, Manitoba[1]
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Alma mater
Occupation Social Worker, University Instructor, Politician

Lori Dawn Sigurdson (born January 31, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview.[2] She served as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Labour from May 24, 2015 to February 2, 2016. She is currently Minister of Seniors and Housing in the Alberta Cabinet.[3]

Sigurdson holds a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and has 25 years of experience as a social worker. She has worked as a child welfare caseworker with experience as a supervisor in the Government of Alberta public service, and has been a mental health therapist with Alberta Catholic School Services. She has also served as the director of the Bissell Centre and the manager of professional affairs for the Alberta College of Social Workers.[4] She worked as an instructor at the University of Calgary, MacEwan University, and NorQuest College.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 7,288 39.59 +4.56
Liberal Arif Khan 4,202 22.83 -27.78
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 3,892 21.14 +12.44
Wildrose John Corie 2,721 14.78 +12.55
Alberta Party Timothy Wong 306 1.66
Total valid votes 18,409
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 203
Registered electors 28,975
Turnout 18,612 64.23 +16.70
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.17
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14. 

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 12,108 62.78 +41.64
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 3,732 19.35 -20.24
Liberal Donna Wilson 1,416 7.34 -15.49
Wildrose Ian Crawford 1,350 7.00 -7.78
Alberta Party Brandon Beringer 487 2.53 +0.87
Green Sandra Lange 135 0.70
Independent Glenn Miller 59 0.31
Total valid votes 19,287
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 128
Registered electors 31,416
Turnout 19,415 61.80 -2.43
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +30.94
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14. 

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