Shaye Anderson

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Shaye Anderson
Shaye Anderson 2015.jpg
Anderson in May 2015
Minister of Municipal Affairs of Alberta
Assumed office
January 19, 2017
Preceded byDanielle Larivee
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Leduc-Beaumont
In office
May 5, 2015 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byGeorge Rogers
Succeeded byBrad Rutherford
Personal details
Born1974/1975 (age 43–44)
Duncan, British Columbia
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Kelly Edwards[1]
ResidenceBeaumont, Alberta
Alma materMalaspina University-College
OccupationInstall and repair technician, union steward

Shaye Quinn Anderson (born 1975) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Leduc-Beaumont.[2] Anderson defeated longtime MLA George Rogers in an election that saw the NDPs win a majority government, the first government change the province had seen since 1971.

On January 19, 2017, Anderson was sworn in as Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Anderson attended Cowichan Secondary School, graduating in 1993.[3] He is an install and repair technician for Telus and a shop union steward.[1][4][5] He is from Duncan, British Columbia and has a diploma in physical education from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, British Columbia[6]

His pronounced facial hair drew some attention after his election, with one columnist for the National Post calling it "the most conspicuous and healthy beard seen in Canadian politics this side of the 19th century."[7]

Electoral history[edit]

2019 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2019: Leduc-Beaumont
The 2019 general election will be held on April 16.
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Shaye Anderson
Alberta Party Robb Connelly
  Independence Kevin Dunn
Liberal Chris Fenske
Independent Sharon Maclise
  Alberta Advantage Gil Poitras
Green Jenn Roach
Freedom Conservative Jeff Rout
United Conservative Brad Rutherford
Total valid votes
Rejected, spoiled, and declined
Registered electors

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Leduc-Beaumont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Shaye Anderson 8,321 37.82 +29.35
Wildrose Sharon Smith 6,543 29.74 -2.10
Progressive Conservative George Rogers 6,225 28.29 -23.00
Alberta Party Bert Hoogewoonink 612 2.78 +0.02
Green Josh Drozda 301 1.37
Total valid votes 22,002 99.56
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 97 0.44
Turnout 22,099 58.33 +5.80
Registered electors 37,889
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +26.18
Elections Alberta. "Electoral division results: Leduc-Beaumont". Retrieved August 29, 2018.


  1. ^ a b "Orange crush rides into Leduc-Beaumont riding". Leduc Rep. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Riding results: Leduc-Beaumont". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Two new Alberta MLA's both graduated from Cowichan Secondary in Duncan - CHEK". CHEK. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Meet some of the new faces elected in Alberta's orange wave". 6 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Alberta Election: Who are the province's new MLAs?". 6 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Local NDP candidate says he's a man of the people". The Beaumont News. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  7. ^ Jen Gerson (May 26, 2015). "Rachel Notley's approach to NDP caucus: Keep the beard, but use common sense". National Post. Retrieved May 27, 2015.