Tony Vandermeer

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Tony Vandermeer
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MLA for Edmonton Manning
In office
Preceded by Ed Gibbons
Succeeded by Dan Backs
MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
In office
Preceded by Ray Martin
Succeeded by Deron Bilous
Personal details
Born (1962-10-08) October 8, 1962 (age 54)[1]
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Edmonton, Alberta

Thomas Wilfred "Tony" Vandermeer[2] (born October 8, 1962) is a politician from Alberta, Canada, who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2001 to 2004 and from 2008 to 2012. Vandermeer first ran for the Progressive Conservatives in the 1997 Alberta general election when he lost to Liberal Ed Gibbons. He ran against Gibbons again in the 2001 Alberta general election, this time defeating him by a thin margin.

Vandermeer was defeated after serving only one term in the 2004 Alberta general election in a very tight race against Liberal Dan Backs.[3] He returned to the legislature in the 2008 Alberta election, this time representing the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, by defeating incumbent New Democrat Ray Martin.[4]

The 2012 election resulted in another close loss, this time to NDP candidate Deron Bilous by under 300 votes.

Electoral history[edit]

2008 Alberta general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 34.54% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Tony Vandermeer 4,182 39.63% 10.24%
New Democratic Ray Martin 3,845 36.44% -14.39%
Liberal Dawit Isaac 1,996 18.92% 7.67%
Wildrose Alliance Brian Dell 289 2.74% -1.69%
Green Frederick Pivot 183 1.73% 0.37% *
Social Credit Robin Porteous 57 0.54% -2.20%
Total 10,552 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 44
30,676 eligible electors
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing 24.63%

2012 Alberta general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Deron Bilous 5,264 37.11
Progressive Conservative Tony Vandermeer 5,019 35.38
Wildrose Don Martin 2,909 20.43
Liberal Chris Heward 895 6.34
Evergreen Trey Capenhurst 151 1.06
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +0.67%