Tom Sigurdson

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Tom Sigurdson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton–Belmont
In office
1986–1993
Preceded by Walter Szwender
Succeeded by district abolished
Personal details
Born (1957-03-07) March 7, 1957 (age 60)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party

Thomas "Tom" Sigurdson (born November 7, 1957) is a former Canadian provincial level politician. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 to 1993. He is a labour activist and organizer for the New Democratic Party in British Columbia. He is currently the Executive Director for the British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council.[1]

Political career[edit]

Sigurdson was elected (re-elected) 1986 Alberta general election as a NDP candidate in the electoral district of Edmonton-Belmont. He defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Walter Szwender by a comfortable plurality.[2] Swender and Sigurdson would face each other again in the 1989 Alberta general election, Sigurdson improved his popular vote total winning a decisive majority.[3]

Edmonton-Belmont was abolished due to redistribution in 1993. Sigurdson ran for a third term in office in the new Edmonton Manning electoral district for the 1993 general election. Sigurdson would end up being defeated by Liberal candidate Peter Sekulic.[4]

Organized labour[edit]

After leaving politics, Sigurdson became the British Columbia and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council executive director.[5] He worked as the Training Plan Coordinator for Teamsters Local 213 in Vancouver, British Columbia.[6] He returned as Executive Director for the BC and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.ca/books?id=-QfwAAAAMAAJ&q=%22SIGURDSON,+Tom%22+1957&dq=%22SIGURDSON,+Tom%22+1957&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eMo7VYKiIIObNurGgeAN&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA
  2. ^ "Edmonton-Belmont results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton-Belmont results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton-Manning results 1993". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ Sean Holman (January 5, 2006). "How unionists spend their winter vacation". Public Eye Online. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pipeline Safety". Teamsters Local 213. Retrieved April 10, 2010. [dead link]

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