Prasad Panda

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Prasad Panda
MLA
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Foothills
Assumed office
September 3, 2015
Preceded by Jim Prentice
Personal details
Born 1962/1963 (age 54–55)
Sangam Jagarlamudi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political party United Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose (until 2017)
Residence Calgary
Occupation Professional Engineer

Prasad Panda is a Canadian politician who was elected in a by-election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-Foothills,[1] replacing former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice.

Panda defeated former Calgary city councillor and Alberta NDP MLA Bob Hawkesworth by 1598 votes, winning 38.3% of all votes cast.[2][3]

Panda introduced Motion 505, a resolution calling on the federal government to ban the import of oil from countries with a poor human rights or environmental record, and to facilitate pipelines within Canada to ensure better prices for Alberta oil.[4]

In 2017, with the creation of the United Conservative Party, Panda became the party's energy critic.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Calgary-Foothills[edit]

Alberta provincial by-election, September 3, 2015: Calgary-Foothills
Voiding of general election results due to Jim Prentice disclaiming his seat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Prasad Panda 4,877 38.35 +20.24
New Democratic Bob Hawkesworth 3,270 25.71 -6.65
Progressive Conservative Blair Houston 2,746 21.59 -18.74
Liberal Ali Bin Zahid 791 6.22 -0.94
Alberta Party Mark Taylor 610 4.80 +4.80
Green Janet Keeping 377 2.96 +0.92
Independent Antoni Grochowski 46 0.36
Total valid votes 12,717
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots
Turnout 39.48
Eligible voters 32,212
Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +19.49

Calgary-Northern Hills[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-Northern Hills
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Jamie Kleinsteuber 6,641 38.2
Progressive Conservative Teresa Woo-Paw 5,343 30.7
Wildrose Prasad Panda 4,392 25.3
Liberal Harry Lin 1,000 5.8
Total valid votes 17,376 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 160
Turnout 17,536 46.1
Eligible voters 38,004
Source: Elections Alberta[6]
Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Northern Hills
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Teresa Woo-Paw 6,144 49.02%
Wildrose Prasad Panda 4,637 37.00%
Liberal Kirstin Morrell 1,058 8.44%
New Democratic Stephanie Westlund 694 5.54%

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