Shannon Phillips

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The Honourable
Shannon Phillips
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

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