Steve Young (politician)

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Steve Young
MLA for Edmonton-Riverview
In office
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by Kevin Taft
Succeeded by Lori Sigurdson
Personal details
Born (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 48)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Leanne Young, Q.C.
Children Abbey and Taylor
Residence Crestwood, Edmonton
Alma mater University of Alberta
Occupation Law Instructor, Former Police Officer

Steven Keith Young[1] (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview from 2012 until his defeat in 2015.[2] He was first elected April 23, 2012, and subsequently appointed to the role of the Chief Government Whip.

Early life[edit]

Young was born in Calgary, Alberta and after moving to the Edmonton area grew up on an acreage south east of Sherwood Park in Strathcona County.

Hockey was a strong interest and saw him play Major Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League from 1986 to 1990. The New York Islanders selected Young in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Young attended the University of Alberta and played for the Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team.[4] While there, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.), won three Canada West League Championships (1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93),[5] and a CIS National Title (1991–92).[6]

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 12,025 62.6
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 3,731 19.4
Liberal Donna Wilson 1,418 7.4
Wildrose Ian Crawford 1,343 7.0
Alberta Party Brandon Beringer 488 2.5
Green Sandra Lange 144 0.7
Independent Glenn Miller 59 0.3

Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 7,288 39.6
Liberal Arif Khan 4,202 22.8
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 3,892 21.1
Wildrose John Corie 2,721 14.8
Alberta Party Timothy Wong 306 1.7
Total 18,409