Pat Stier

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Pat Stier
MLA Pat Stier.jpg
MLA for Livingstone-Macleod
Assumed office
Preceded by Evan Berger
Personal details
Born c. 1950s
Foothills No. 31, Alberta
Political party Wildrose Party
Residence De Winton, Alberta
Profession oil and gas sector

Patrick David Stier[1] (born 1954) is a Canadian politician, who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the electoral district of Livingstone-Macleod.[2] He sits with the Official Opposition as a member of the Wildrose Party and is the Municipal Affairs Critic.[3]

Political career[edit]

Stier has 30 years farming experience and 15 years of service with municipal government, including four years as a municipal councillor with Municipal District of Foothills #31 in 2004-2007.[4][5] He was also co-chair of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board at MD of Foothills #31.[6] In the 2012 election, Stier defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and Agriculture minister Evan Berger, who went on to be hired as a senior policy advisory to the deputy Agriculture minister.[7]

As an MLA, Stier has spoke out against the Alberta Health Services policy of separating married seniors in nursing homes.[8] Stier and Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith criticized the Provincial Government for cancelling plans to build the Alberta Public Security and Law Enforcement Training college in Fort Macleod.[9][10]

In the 2013 spring sitting, Stier brought forward Motion 507 to repeal the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and create a new land use framework “that better protects the rights of landowners and respects the role of locally elected and accountable municipal councils.” The motion did not pass.[11] He was reelected in the Alberta general election, 2015, once again facing Berger as a PC challenger.[12]

Professional career[edit]

Stier was raised on the family ranch near De Winton, where his family raised Arabian horses and Angus cattle as well as farmed crops.[13] He has lived in the Foothills area of Alberta all of his life. He attended junior high and high school in Okotoks, graduating in 1972. He was employed primarily in the seismic data segment of the oil and gas industry for 25 years in Calgary.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Livingstone-Macleod
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Pat Stier 8,565 47.97%
Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 7,403 41.46%
New Democratic Matthew Halton 944 5.29%
Liberal Alex Macdonald 597 3.34%
Evergreen Larry Ashmore 347 1.94%

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Pat Stier 7,357 39.9%
Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 6,410 34.7%
New Democratic Aileen Burke 4,226 22.9%
Liberal Alida Hess 459 2.5%