|MLA for Edmonton-McClung|
November 22, 2004 – March 3, 2008
|Preceded by||Mark Norris|
|Succeeded by||David Xiao|
|Born||March 20, 1971|
|Political party||Alberta Party|
Elsalhy contested the nomination for Edmonton McClung against Maurice Tougas in 2004, and started campaigning three months before the nomination day. He was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing Edmonton McClung in the 2004 general election for the Alberta Liberal Party. Despite being heavily outspent, he defeated Mark Norris, the only cabinet minister to lose a seat in this election. He was then assigned the role of Critic for the Government Services and Innovation and Science portfolios by Opposition Leader Kevin Taft. He was also made Deputy House Leader and was chosen Shadow Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Shadow Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security. He also chaired the Democratic Renewal Committee for the Official Opposition and was appointed Deputy Chair of the all-party Standing Policy Field Committee for Government Services.
On July 25, 2008, Elsalhy declared his intention to seek the leadership of the Alberta Liberal Party. He received 11% of the vote which was conducted through a mail-in process. David Swann won that contest and was declared Leader on December 13, 2008. In March 2009, Elsalhy was asked by Swann to lead a seven-member renewal team. The work of his 'Renewal Committee' concluded in July 2009.
On October 23, 2010, Elsalhy was nominated to stand for election again. He was acclaimed as the Alberta Liberal candidate to run in Edmonton-McClung in the 2011/12 provincial election.
In the summer of 2018, he announced his intention to seek a nomination from the Alberta Party for the 2019 election, held in April 2019, running in the constituency of Edmonton-South West where he captured 11.6% of the vote.
2019 general election
|2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-South West|
|United Conservative||Kaycee Madu||10,254||44.99%||7.08%|
|New Democratic||John Archer||9,539||41.85%||-12.57%|
|Alberta Party||Mo Elsalhy||2,668||11.70%||9.31%|
|Alberta Advantage||Marilyn Burns||208||0.91%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||118||38||6|
|Eligible electors / turnout||32,726||70.03%||14.73%|
|United Conservative gain from New Democratic||Swing||-11.73%|
2012 general election
|2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-McClung|
|Progressive Conservative||David Xiao||7,179||46.65%||-2.29%|
|New Democratic||Lorne Dach||1,134||7.37%||+1.07%|
|Alberta Party||John Hudson||418||2.72%|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-6.80%|
2008 general election
|2008 Alberta general election results||Turnout 36.74%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||David Xiao||7,173||48.94%||8.09%|
|New Democratic||Bridget Stirling||924||6.30%||-4.10%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Kristine Jassman||272||1.86%||-1.21%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||46|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||34,330||%|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+6.20%|
2004 general election
|2004 Alberta general election results||Turnout 51.95%||Swing|
|Progressive Conservative||Mark Norris||5,333||40.85%||-9.58%|
|New Democratic||Lorne Dach||1,358||10.40%||4.59%|
|Alberta Alliance||Reuben Bauer||401||3.07%|
|Social Credit||Patrick Conlin||105||0.80%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||71|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||25,269||%|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+5.83%|
- On The Ballot: [Final Edition 1] Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 12 Nov 2004: A17.
- "Former Liberal MLA seeking Alberta Party nomination". CBC.
- The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. 28 July 2008. pp. 312–315.
- "Edmonton-McClung Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- Constituency Edmonton McClung Constituency Association
- Mo Elsalhy campaign site
- Alberta Liberal candidate biography
- Mo Elsalhy interview in the Real Estate Weekly
- Liberal leadership candidates debut, ATA News, Vol. 43 #5
- Candidates for Liberal leadership race debate over election platforms, The Gateway, October 23, 2008