Steve Young (politician)

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Steve Young
SteveYoungMLA.jpg
MLA for Edmonton-Riverview
In office
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
Preceded byKevin Taft
Succeeded byLori Sigurdson
Personal details
Born (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 49)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Leanne Young, Q.C.
ChildrenAbbey and Taylor
ResidenceCrestwood, Edmonton
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
OccupationLaw 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 12,108 62.78 +41.64
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 3,732 19.35 -20.24
Liberal Donna Wilson 1,416 7.34 -15.49
Wildrose Ian Crawford 1,350 7.00 -7.78
Alberta Party Brandon Beringer 487 2.53 +0.87
Green Sandra Lange 135 0.70
Independent Glenn Miller 59 0.31
Total valid votes 19,287
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 128
Registered electors 31,416
Turnout 19,415 61.80 -2.43
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +30.94
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14.


Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 7,288 39.59 +4.56
Liberal Arif Khan 4,202 22.83 -27.78
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 3,892 21.14 +12.44
Wildrose John Corie 2,721 14.78 +12.55
Alberta Party Timothy Wong 306 1.66
Total valid votes 18,409
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 203
Registered electors 28,975
Turnout 18,612 64.23 +16.70
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.17
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://efpublic.elections.ab.ca/afEFUploadView.cfm?&ACID=13982
  2. ^ Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Steve Young". hockeydb.com.
  4. ^ "University of Alberta Goldenbears Alumni". goldenbearshockeyalumni.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-02-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Past Champions". cis-sic.ca.