Marlin Schmidt

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Marlin Schmidt

Marlin Schmidt (17149095922).jpg
Alberta Minister of Advanced Education
Assumed office
February 2, 2016
PremierRachel Notley
Preceded byLori Sigurdson
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 40)
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 Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Gold Bar.[1] Schmidt currently serves 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 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany and a bachelor of science from Queen's University in Kingston.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: 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)

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: 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.

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