Shannon Phillips

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The Honourable
Shannon Phillips
MLA
Shannon Phillips 2015.jpg
Phillips in May 2015
Minister of Environment and Parks of Alberta
Assumed office
May 24, 2015
Preceded by Kyle Fawcett
MLA for Lethbridge-West
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Greg Weadick
Personal details
Born (1975-09-04) September 4, 1975 (age 42)
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Children 2[1]
Residence Lethbridge, Alberta
Alma mater University of Alberta
Occupation economic policy analyst, journalist, consultant
Portfolio Minister of Environment & Minister for the Status of Women

Shannon Phillips (born September 4, 1975) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lethbridge-West.[2] On May 24, 2015 she was sworn in as the Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women in the Alberta Cabinet.[3] She also serves as the Deputy House Leader for the NDP Caucus. Phillips previously ran in the 2012 general election losing to PC incumbent Greg Weadick.

Life and career[edit]

Phillips is an economic policy analyst who worked for the Alberta Federation of Labour, where she did much work on energy and environment-related matters.[4] She also served as chair of the group Womanspace Lethbridge.[2] She has two sons.[2] Phillips is also known as Gnome Stompsky #4746 when she is playing Roller derby with the Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild for the Deathbridge Derby Dames team.[5] Phillips is conversational in French.[6] She is a single mother with two children.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Lethbridge-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 5,810 36.66 -7.02
New Democratic Shannon Phillips 4,746 29.95 +19.65
Wildrose Kevin Kinahan 4,235 26.72 +19.25
Liberal Bal Boora 881 5.56 -29.57
Alberta Party David Walters 177 1.11
Total valid votes 15,849 98.97
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 165 1.03
Registered electors / Turnout 29,267 54.72 +20.84
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -13.34
Source(s)

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Lethbridge-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Shannon Phillips 11,114 59.18 +29.23
Progressive Conservative Greg Weadick 3,938 20.97 -15.69
Wildrose Ron Bain 3,063 16.31 -10.41
Liberal Sheila Pyne 634 3.38 -2.18
Total valid votes 18,779 99.05
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 181 0.95 -0.08
Registered electors / Turnout 34,146 55.53 +0.81
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +22.46
Source(s)

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