Marlin Schmidt

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The Honourable
Marlin Schmidt
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Alberta Minister of Advanced Education
Assumed office
February 2, 2016
Premier Rachel Notley
Preceded by Lori Sigurdson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Gold Bar
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by David Dorward
Personal details
Born (1978-10-16) October 16, 1978 (age 39)
Alberta, Canada
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation Hydrogeologist

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 6,689 33%
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 5,809 29%
Liberal Josipa Petrunic 4,072 20%
Wildrose Linda Carlson 3,175 16%
Alberta Party Dennis O’Neill 344 2%
Evergreen David Parker 201 1%
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2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Gold Bar
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Marlin Schmidt 15,350 68.9
Progressive Conservative David Dorward 4,145 18.6
Wildrose Justin James 1,422 6.4
Liberal Ronald Brochu 702 3.2
Alberta Party Cristina Stasia 662 3.0