Todd Loewen

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Todd Loewen
MLA
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Grande Prairie-Smoky
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Everett McDonald
Personal details
Born (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 51)
Alberta, Canada
Political party United Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose (2015–17)
Residence Valleyview, Alberta
Occupation businessman, farmer

Douglas Todd Loewen (born September 16, 1966) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Grande Prairie-Smoky.[1][2][3][4]

Political career[edit]

Loewen has stood as the Wildrose candidate in the 2008 finishing third and 2012 provincial election finishing second before defeating Progressive Conservative incumbent Everett McDonald in the 2015 election increasing his vote each time.

After the election, Loewen was appointed as the official opposition's critic for Environment and Parks, a position he retained when the party merged with the PCs to become the United Conservative Party.[1]

Loewen is seeking the UCP nomination in Central Peace-Notley in the 2019 Alberta election, following redistricting that moved his home town into this constituency.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015: Grande Prairie-Smoky
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Wildrose Todd Loewen 5,343 33.17% -7.95%
New Democratic Todd Russell 5,009 31.10% +24.75%
Progressive Conservative Everett McDonald 4,968 30.84% -15.09%
Liberal Kevin McLean 787 4.89% +0.04%
Total Valid Votes 17,514
Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -3.57

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Grande Prairie-Smoky
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Everett McDonald 5,474 45.93% -13.51%
Wildrose Todd Loewen 4,901 41.12% +28.05%
New Democratic Mary Dahr 757 6.35% -4.02%
Liberal Kevin McLean 578 4.85% -8.72%
Independent Andrew Muise 209 1.75%
Total Valid Votes 11,919
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -20.78%


2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 28.62% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Mel Knight 4,769 59.44% 3.01%
Liberal John Croken 1,089 13.57% -11.81%
Wildrose Alliance Todd Loewen 1,049 13.07% 4.23%
     NDP Neil Peacock 832 10.37% 1.02% -15.01%
Green Rebecca Villebrun 285 3.55% *
Total 8,024
Rejected, spoiled and declined 45
Eligible electors / Turnout 28,197  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.41%

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