Norm Weiss

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Norman "Norm" A. Weiss
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1979–1986
Preceded by Ron Tesolin
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Lac La Biche-McMurray
In office
1986–1993
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Adam Germain
Constituency Fort McMurray
Minister of Recreation and Parks
In office
May 1986 – March 1989
Preceded by Peter Trynchy
Succeeded by Steve West
Minister of Recreation and Parks
In office
March 1989 – December 14, 1992
Preceded by Ken Kowalski
Succeeded by Portfolio Abolished
Personal details
Born (1935-12-23)December 23, 1935
Edmonton, Alberta
Died June 2, 2015(2015-06-02) (aged 79)
Courtenay, British Columbia
Political party Progressive Conservative

Norman "Norm" Allen Weiss (December 23, 1935 – June 2, 2015) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1993 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus. During his time in office he served a couple different cabinet portfolios under the government of Don Getty.[1]

Political career[edit]

Weiss ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a candidate for the governing Progressive Conservative party in the 1979 Alberta general election. He won the election to hold the Lac La Biche-McMurray electoral district for his party. He won over half the popular vote, easily defeating three other candidates.[2]

Weiss stood for re-election in the 1982 Alberta general election. He won a super majority defeating three other candidates in his bid for a second term in office.[3]

Lac La Biche-McMurray was abolished due to redistribution in 1986. Weiss ran for a third term in office in the new Fort McMurray electoral district for the 1986 general election. He won the new district in a tight race with NDP candidate Ann Dort Maclean finishing just over 700 votes ahead in the polling.[4] After the election Premier Don Getty appointed Weiss to the Executive Council of Alberta to serve as Minister of Recreation and Parks.

Weiss ran for his fourth term in office in the 1989 Alberta general election this time with ministerial advantage. He once again faced Maclean and held his seat, because her plurality dropped while his went up marginally.[5] After the election Getty made Weiss the new Minister of Career Development and Employment. He held that portfolio until Ralph Klein became Premier in 1992. Weiss retired from the assembly at dissolution in 1993. He died on June 2, 2015. He had Parkinson's disease, Lewy Body Dementia and throat cancer.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Lac La Biche-McMurray results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lac La Biche-McMurray results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fort McMurray results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Fort McMurray results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=norman-allen-weiss&pid=175071430

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