Ray Danyluk

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Ray Danyluk
Ray Danyluk, MLA Lac La Biche-St. Paul cropped.jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded byPaul Langevin
ConstituencyLac La Biche-St. Paul
Personal details
Born1952/1953 (age 67–68)[1]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Occupationfarmer, politician

Raymond Bruce "Ray" Danyluk (born 1952 or 1953) is a farmer and former provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2001 to 2012 with the Progressive Conservative caucus before being defeated by Wildrose Party candidate Shayne Saskiw in the 2012 election.[2] During his time in office Danyluk served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ed Stelmach, serving in various portfolios since 2006.

Early life[edit]

Danyluk was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He attended post secondary education at the University of Alberta. He farms near the community of Elk Point, Alberta.

Political career[edit]

Danyluk ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 2001 Alberta general election. He ran in the electoral district of Lac La Biche-St. Paul in a hotly contested three candidate race. The seat was open due to the departure of incumbent Paul Langevin. Danyluk held the seat for the Progressive Conservatives to win his first term in office. He faced a strong challenge from Liberal candidate Vital Ouellette but still finished first by a couple thousand votes.[3]

Danyluk ran for a second term in office in the 2004 Alberta general election. He faced three opposition candidates including the former Sergent at Arms of the Legislature Oscar Lacombe who ran under the Alberta Alliance banner. Danyluk held his seat winning just over half the popular vote, despite seeing a decline in his support. The Liberal candidate saw his party's popular vote almost cut in half but still managed to finish a distant second, while Lacombe finished a close third out of fourth place.[4]

Premier Ed Stelmach appointed Danyluk to his first cabinet portfolio in the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on December 15, 2006.

Danyluk ran for a third term in office in the 2008 Alberta general election with ministerial advantage. He faced two other candidates significantly increasing his popular vote returning to office with a landslide majority.[5]

Premier Stelmach slightly changed Danyluk's cabinet portfolio after the 2008 election. On March 12, 2008 he became Minister of Municipal Affairs. He held that portfolio until Stelmach appointed him as Minister of Infrastructure on January 15, 2010.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2010-06-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Wildrose Shayne Saskiw wins MLA's job". St. Paul Journal. 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. ^ "Electoral Division of Lac La Biche-St. Paul Statement of Official" (PDF). Elections Alberta. March 12, 2001. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "Lac La Biche-St. Paul Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  5. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. pp. 444–449.

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