Wayne Anderson (politician)

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Wayne Anderson
Wayne Anderson AB MLA.JPG
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Highwood
In office
May 5, 2015 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byDanielle Smith
Succeeded byRJ Sigurdson
Personal details
Born1953/1954 (age 66–67)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
Wildrose (2015–17)
ResidenceDavisburg, Alberta
OccupationInformation Technology

Andrew Wayne Anderson (born 1953) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Highwood.[1][2][3]

Highwood had previously been held by Danielle Smith, the leader of the Wildrose before her defection to the Progressive Conservatives in December 2014. Smith was defeated for the PC nomination by Okotoks councillor Carrie Fischer, who was defeated in the general election by Anderson.

Anderson was defeated in his UCP nomination race in 2018 to RJ Sigurdson.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 Alberta general election: Calgary-Hays
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ric McIver 8,621 55.09 +0.86
Wildrose Wayne Anderson 5,670 36.23 +25.60
Liberal Brian MacPhee 898 5.74 -22.17
New Democratic Regina Vergara 461 2.95 +0.10
Total 15,650
Rejected, spoiled and declined
Eligible electors / Turnout  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -12.37

2015 general election[edit]

2015 Alberta general election: Highwood
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Wayne Anderson 8,508 41.1%
Progressive Conservative Carrie Fischer 6,825 33.0%
New Democratic Leslie Mahoney 3,937 19.0%
Alberta Party Joel Windsor 892 4.3%
Green Martin Blake 360 1.7%
Social Credit Jeremy Fraser 187 0.9%