Rick Fraser (politician)

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Rick Fraser

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-South East
In office
April 23, 2012 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byMatt Jones
Personal details
Born (1972-02-13) February 13, 1972 (age 48)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partyAlberta Party (2018–present)
Other political
Progressive Conservative (until 2017)
United Conservative Party (2017)
Independent (2017–2018)
Alma materLakeland College
OccupationParamedic, former hockey player

Richard G. Fraser (born February 13, 1972) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-South East.[1][2]

Elected as a Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta MLA in 2012, Fraser initially joined the rest of the PC caucus in its merger with the Wildrose Party to form the United Conservative Party in 2017. He left the caucus on September 21, 2017 to sit as an Independent due to his dissatisfaction with the party's leadership contest and the emphasis put by candidates on spending cuts and austerity.[3]

Fraser registered his candidacy for the leadership of the Alberta Party on December 30, 2017. He officially announced his candidacy on January 9, 2018,[4] and also joined the Alberta Party caucus.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-South East
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,663 32.5
New Democratic Mirical Macdonald 7,358 31.2
Wildrose Brandon Lunty 6,892 29.2
Liberal G. Gill 1,304 5.5
Green Jordan Mac Isaac 374 1.6
Total valid votes 23,591 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 168
Turnout 23,759 50.7
Eligible voters 46,871
Source: Elections Alberta[6]
2012 Alberta general election: Calgary-South East
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Rick Fraser 7,162 48.57%
Wildrose Bill Jarvis 6,355 43.09%
Liberal Brad Carroll 756 5.13%
New Democratic Marta Warszynski 474 3.21%


  1. ^ Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Edmonton Journal - Provincial Election Map". www.edmontonjournal.com. 2012-01-19.
  3. ^ Wood, James; September 21, Calgary Herald Updated; 2017 (21 September 2017). "Rick Fraser, southeast Calgary MLA, leaves United Conservative caucus - Calgary Herald".
  4. ^ Bellefontaine Posted, Michelle (January 8, 2018). "Calgary MLA Rick Fraser registers as Alberta Party leadership candidate". CBC News.
  5. ^ "MLA Rick Fraser joins Alberta Party, launches bid to be leader" – via The Globe and Mail.
  6. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01.