Mark Hlady

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Mark Hlady
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary Mountain View
In office
June 15, 1993 – November 22, 2004
Preceded by Bob Hawkesworth
Succeeded by David Swann
Personal details
Born (1959-03-04) March 4, 1959 (age 58)
Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

Mark Everett Hlady (born March 4, 1959) is a Canadian businessman and politician and a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.[1]

Hlady was elected in the 1993 general election as a Progressive Conservative in the riding of Calgary-Mountain View, defeating New Democrat Bob Hawkesworth. Hlady kept his seat in the 1997 and 2001 elections, but was defeated in 2004 by Liberal contender David Swann. During his term as an MLA, Hlady served on many oil and gas related committees.

Background[edit]

Hlady was born in Fort William, Ontario. In 1979 he moved to Calgary to work for the family home improvement business and has lived there ever since. He was educated at the University of Calgary

Once Hlady graduated, he completed the Canadian Securities Course and became a stockbroker.

Political career[edit]

In the fall of 1992, he was asked to work on Ralph Klein’s leadership campaign. After Klein won the leadership race, Hlady was encouraged to run in Calgary-Mountain View against incumbent Bob Hawkesworth. During what is now known as “the miracle on the prairies”, the party overcame a significant gap in popular support, behind the opposition Alberta Liberal Party, to win the 1993 election. As an MLA, Hlady helped secure funding and supported initiatives such as the building of the Bow Valley Seniors Lodge, Wing Kei Care Centre, Soccer Fields in Renfrew and school playgrounds across the constituency.

Hlady was one of the youngest MLAs in Alberta’s history.

He ran as the party's candidate in the same district in the 2015 provincial election, but was not reelected.

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