Ty Lund

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Ty Lund
MLA for Rocky Mountain House
In office
1989–2012
Preceded by John Murray Campbell
Personal details
Born (1938-03-31) March 31, 1938 (age 79)
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Religion Lutheran

Tyrone Orville Lund[1] (born March 31, 1938) is a Canadian politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Rocky Mountain House (now Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre) as a Progressive Conservative until his defeat in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Lund was born on March 31, 1938 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. He was educated in Alhambra, Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer. Lund is a third-generation farmer on the family farm.

Political career[edit]

Lund was elected to his sixth term representing the constituency of Rocky Mountain House in the 2008 provincial election, where he received 62 per cent of the votes. He currently is the chair of the Regulatory Secretariat and deputy chair of the Legislative Offices Committee and Select Special Information and Privacy Commissioner Search Committee. He is also a member of the Alaska/Alberta Bilateral Council, the Council of State Governments–West: Trade and Transportation, and the Standing Committee on Energy.

Lund was first elected as a Member of the Legislature in 1989, with 60 per cent of the vote in the constituency. During his past five terms, Lund has held many positions, including five ministerial portfolios. He was first appointed as Minister of Environmental Protection in 1994, and re-appointed in 1997. In 1999, Lund became Minister of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. He was then appointed Minister of Infrastructure in 2001. In 2004, he became Minister of Government Services. Lund held that position until April 2006, when he was appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, which he held until December 2006.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Lund was involved in municipal government. He served as a municipal councillor of the Municipal District of Clearwater for nine years, beginning in 1980. For the last four of those years, Lund was reeve. He was also a member of the provincial executive of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties from 1987 to 1989.

Personal life[edit]

Lund is active in his community. He has been the co-ordinator of the Civil Air Rescue Emergency Services (Canadian Air Rescue) and treasurer of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church's parish. Lund has also been a member of the Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society, as well as of local chapters of the 4-H Club, the Kinsmen Club and the Rotary Club.[2]

Election results[edit]

1989 Alberta general election results ( Rocky Mountain House ) Turnout 53.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 4,392 59.8%
     Liberal Bob Paston 1,224 16.7%
     NDP Dolly Brown 1,727 23.5%
1993 Alberta general election results ( Rocky Mountain House ) Turnout 61.9%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 5,192 55.8%
     Liberal Roxanne Prior 1,181 12.7%
     NDP Drew Ludington 604 6.5%
     Social Credit Lavern Ahstrom 2,330 25.0%
1997 Alberta general election results ( Rocky Mountain House ) Turnout 55.4%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 5,610 54.8%
     Liberal Roxanne Prior 880 8.6%
     NDP Christine McMeckan 481 4.7%
     Social Credit Lavern Ahlstrom 3,264 31.9%
2001 Alberta general election results ( Rocky Mountain House ) Turnout 55.5%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 7,820 70%
     Liberal Wijnand Horemans 1,171 11%
     NDP Doug MacAngus 408 4%
     Social Credit Lavern J. Ahlstrom 1,705 15%
Alberta general election, 2004: Rocky Mountain House
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 5,773 56.33% −14.10%
Liberal Susan Scott 1,266 12.35% 1.80%
Social Credit Lavern Ahlstrom 1,265 12.34% −3.01%
Alberta Alliance Ed Wilhite 807 7.87%
Separation Bruce Hutton 503 4.91%
Green Jennifer Isaac 335 3.27%
New Democratic Anthony Jones 300 2.93% −0.74%
Total 10,249
Rejected, spoiled and declined 60
Eligible electors / Turnout 20,051 47.76%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −7.95%
Source: "Rocky Mountain House Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
Alberta general election, 2008: Rocky Mountain House
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 6,188 62.30% 5.97%
Alberta Alliance Fanie van Heerden 1,156 11.64% 3.77%
Liberal Norm McDougall 849 8.55% −3.80%
Green Jennifer Ripley 699 7.04% 3.77%
Social Credit Wilf Tricker 643 6.47% −5.87%
New Democratic Jorge Souza 279 2.81% −0.81%
Separation Bruce Hutton 119 1.20% −3.71%
Total 9,933
Rejected, spoiled and declined 47
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,569 40.62%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.87%
Source: The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 518–523. 
Alberta general election, 2012: Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Joe Anglin 7,647 51.26%
Progressive Conservative Ty Lund 6,145 41.19%
New Democratic Doreen Broska 703 4.71%
Liberal Mason Sisson 422 2.83%

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