Okotoks (provincial electoral district)

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Okotoks
Alberta electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
District created 1909
District abolished 1930
First contested 1909
Last contested 1926

Okotoks was a provincial electoral district in southern Alberta, Canada. The electoral district was created in 1909 to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and abolished in 1930. The electoral district was named after the town of Okotoks.

Okotoks history[edit]

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Okotoks[5]
Assembly Years Member Party
See High River electoral districts from 1905-1909
2nd 1909-1913 George Hoadley Conservative
3rd 1913-1917
4th 1917-1920
1920-1921 Independent Farmer
1921 United Farmers
5th 1921-1926
6th 1926-1930
See Okotoks-High River electoral district from 1930-1971

Electoral history overview[edit]

The Okotoks electoral district was served by a single representative through its entire history. George Hoadley was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the first election held in the district in 1909, and re-elected six times.

Hoadley gained prominence when he became leader of the Conservative Party after Edward Michener resigned the leadership in 1917 and held it until 1920 when he crossed the floor to the United Farmers of Alberta.

Hoadley won re-election as a member of the United Farmers and became Minister of Agriculture when they formed government. He was confirmed to the post by acclamation in a ministerial by-election held in 1921.

The electoral district was abolished in 1930 when it was merged with High River to become Okotoks-High River.

Election results[edit]

1909 general election[edit]

1909 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 75.69% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Conservative George Hoadley 524 56.28% *
  Liberal M. McHardy 407 43.72% *
Total 931 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
1,230 Eligible Electors
  Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

1913 general election[edit]

1913 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 94.47% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Conservative George Hoadley 594 60.99% 4.71%
  Liberal John Turner 380 39.01% -4.71% *
Total 974 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
1,031 Eligible Electors
  Conservative hold Swing 4.71%

1917 general election[edit]

1917 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 75.20% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
  Conservative George Hoadley 786 59.50% -1.49%
  Liberal Angus McIntosh 535 40.50% 1.49% *
Total 1,321 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
1,770 Eligible Electors
  Conservative hold Swing -1.49%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 77.58% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
United Farmers George Hoadley 1,129 74.33% 14.83%
  Liberal Ernest Daggett 390 25.67% -14.83% *
Total 1,519 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
1,958 Eligible Electors
United Farmers hold Swing 14.83%

1921 by-election[edit]

December 9, 1921 by-election results[10] Turnout N/A% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
United Farmers George Hoadley Acclaimed
Total N/A 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined N/A
1,958 Eligible Electors

1926 general election[edit]

1926 Alberta general election results[11] Turnout 77.67% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
United Farmers George Hoadley 920 51.98% -22.35%
  Conservative W.G. Birney 850 48.02% *
Total 1,770 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Records not kept
2,279 Eligible Electors
United Farmers hold Swing -22.35%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 1909. p. 32. 
  2. ^ "2". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 1913. p. 21. 
  3. ^ "5". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 1921. p. 37. 
  4. ^ "3". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 1926. pp. 19–20. 
  5. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Okotoks results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  7. ^ "Okotoks results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Okotoks results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Okotoks results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  10. ^ "Past By-Election results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  11. ^ "Okotoks results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°43′33″N 113°58′27″W / 50.72583°N 113.97417°W / 50.72583; -113.97417