Marvin Moore

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Marvin Moore
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 30, 1971 – March 20, 1989
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Walter Paszkowski
Constituency Smoky River
Minister of Agriculture
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Preceded by Hugh Horner
Succeeded by Dallas Schmidt
Minister of Municipal Affairs
In office
March 1979 – November 1982
Preceded by Archibald D. Johnston
Succeeded by Julian Koziak
Minister of Transportation
In office
November 1982 – May 1986
Preceded by Henry Kroeger
Succeeded by Al Adair
Minister of Hospitals and Medical Care
In office
May 1986 – September 8, 1988
Preceded by David John Russell
Succeeded by Nancy Betkowski
Personal details
Born (1938-08-31) August 31, 1938 (age 78)
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative

Marvin Everard Moore (born August 31, 1938) was a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1989. During his time in public office he served number portfolios in the Executive Council of Alberta from 1975 to 1988.

Political career[edit]

Moore ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1971 Alberta general election. He won the new electoral district of Smoky River to pick it up for the Progressive Conservatives who would go on to form government in that election. The race for Smoky River was hotly contested with all three candidates splitting roughly a third of the vote.[1]

Moore ran for a second term in the 1975 Alberta general election. For the second time in a row he faced off against New Democrat challenger Victor Tardif. This time Moore won a solid majority to hold the district.[2] After the election Premier Peter Lougheed appointed Moore to his first portfolio in the Executive Council. Moore would take of as Minister of Agriculture from Hugh Horner.

He ran for re-election to his third term in the 1979 Alberta general election. His vote popularity would take a hit, but he still retained his seat by a wide margin.[3] After the election Lougheed shuffled the cabinet. Moore became the new Minister of Municipal Affairs.

He would run for his fourth term in office in the 1982 general election. Moore would see a modest rise in his popular vote. The opposition vote split evenly between the New Democrat and Western Canada Concept candidates. He would be easily reelected on the split vote.[4] After the election Moore was shuffled to his third portfolio. This time as the Minister of Transportation. He kept his portfolio after Don Getty became premier in 1985.

Moore would run for his final term in office in the 1986 general election. He would win the highest popular vote of his political career defeating three other candidates.[5] Moore would be shuffled by Getty to his final portfolio and he became Minister of Hospitals and Medical Care serving until 1988. Moore retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1989.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smoky River results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Smoky River results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Smoky River results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Smoky River results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Smoky River results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 

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