Marlin Schmidt

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Marlin Schmidt

Marlin Schmidt (17149095922).jpg
Alberta Minister of Advanced Education
In office
February 2, 2016 – April 30, 2019
PremierRachel Notley
Preceded byLori Sigurdson
Succeeded byDemetrios Nicolaides
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Gold Bar
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byDavid Dorward
Personal details
Born (1978-10-16) October 16, 1978 (age 42)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
OccupationHydrogeologist

Marlin Schmidt (born October 16, 1978) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Gold Bar.[1] Schmidt served as the Minister of Advanced Education.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Schmidt specialized in site remediation for over a decade. From 2008 to 2015 he worked for Alberta Environment as a soil and groundwater contamination specialist, and previous to this, he worked as a remediation specialist, beginning in 2002. He holds a master of science degree in applied environmental geosciences from University of Tübingen in Germany and a bachelor of science from Queen's University in Kingston.[2]

He drew criticism in July 2020 for remarks he said about the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in which he said, "If nothing else goes right for me in a day, I can at least count on enjoying the fact that Margaret Thatcher is still dead.” He continued, "The only thing I regret about Margaret Thatcher’s death is that it happened probably 30 years too late."[3]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Gold Bar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 14,562 59.5% -9.39%
United Conservative David Dorward 7,174 29.3% +4.31%
Alberta Party Diana Ly 2,008 8.2% +5.23%
Liberal Steve Kochan 315 1.3% -1.85%
Green Tanya Herbert 247 1.0% --
  Independence Vincent Loyer 176 0.7% --
Total valid votes 24,482
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 27 64 16
Registered electors and turnout 37,328 65.7%
New Democratic hold Swing %
Source(s)
"2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Gold Bar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 15,349 68.89 +40.18
Progressive Conservative David Dorward 4,147 18.61 -14.36
Wildrose Justin James 1,422 6.38 -9.21
Liberal Ronald Brochu 702 3.15 -16.91
Alberta Party Cristina Stasia 662 2.97 +1.27
Total valid votes 22,282 99.39
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 137 0.61
Turnout 22,419 61.11 -1.23
Registered electors 36,688
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +27.27
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Gold Bar". Retrieved August 29, 2018.

2012 general election[edit]

2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Gold Bar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative David Dorward 6,701 32.97 -4.64
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 5,836 28.71 +14.96
Liberal Josipa Petrunic 4,078 20.06 -24.83
Wildrose Linda Carlson 3,169 15.59
Alberta Party Dennis O’Neill 345 1.70
Evergreen David Parker 198 0.97 -2.78
Total valid votes 20,327 99.20
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 163 0.80
Turnout 20,490 62.34 +19.35
Registered electors 32,868
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +10.10
Source(s)
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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