Wetaskiwin-Camrose

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Wetaskiwin-Camrose
Alberta electoral district
WetaskiwinCamrose in Alberta.jpg
2004 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Bruce Hinkley
New Democratic
District created 1993
First contested 1993
Last contested 2015

Wetaskiwin-Camrose is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. It is one of 87 current district in the province mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first past the post method of voting.

The district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the Wetaskiwin-Leduc and Camrose districts. It is located in rural central eastern Alberta. It includes its namesakes Wetaskiwin and Camrose as well as the town of Millet and the Samson 137 and Montana 139 Indian reserves.

The district and its antecedents had been favourable to electing Progressive Conservative candidates for the past few decades, however, this changed in the most recent election. The current representative is New Democratic Bruce Hinkley who won his first term in the 2015 election.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution from the old electoral districts of Camrose and Wetaskiwin-Leduc. The 2010 boundary redistribution saw a portion of land lying east of the city of Camrose transferred in the Battle River-Wainwright electoral district.[1]

Boundary history[edit]

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Wetaskiwin-Camrose[3]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Camrose 1909-1993 and Wetaskiwin-Leduc 1971-1993
23rd 1993-1997 Ken Rostad Progressive Conservative
24th 1997-2001 LeRoy Johnson
25th 2001-2004
26th 2004-2008
27th 2008–2012 Verlyn Olson
28th 2012-2015
29th 2015-present Bruce Hinkley New Democrat

Electoral history[edit]

The electoral district was created in the 1993 boundary redistribution. The election held that year saw incumbent Camrose MLA Ken Rostad run in the new electoral district. He picked up the new seat for the Progressive Conservative party facing a strong challenge from Liberal candidate Bob Prestage.

Rostad retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1997. His replacement in the legislature was Progressive Conservative candidate LeRoy Johnson. He won the district with a landslide to hold it for his party. He was re-elected to a second term in the 2001 general election with a bigger majority. He won a third term in office in 2004 and retired at the end of his third term in 2008. Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson who was elected to his first term in the 2008 general election and second term in 2012, before losing to New Democratic Bruce Hinkley in the 2015 election.

The current representative in the district is New Democratic Bruce Hinkley who was elected to his first term in the 2015 general election.

Legislature results[edit]

1993 general election[edit]

1993 Alberta general election results[4] Turnout 64.18% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Ken Rostad 6,297 46.01%
     Liberal Bob Prestage 4,962 36.26% *
New Democratic Bruce Hinkley 1,597 11.67%
     Social Credit Henry Neumann 829 6.06% *
Total 13,685
Rejected, spoiled and declined 26
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,364  %

1997 general election[edit]

1997 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 56.48%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Swing
Progressive Conservative LeRoy Johnson 7,244 58.56% 12.55%
New Democratic Rick Jantz 2,060 16.65% 4.98%
Social Credit Karen Richert 1,622 13.11% 7.05%
Liberal Jody Saddleback 1,166 9.42% -26.84%
Forum Bruce Hinkley 279 2.26% -9.41%
Total 12,371
Rejected, spoiled and declined 36
Eligible electors / Turnout 21,968  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.77%

2001 general election[edit]

2001 Alberta general election results[6] Turnout 55.08% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative LeRoy Johnson 9,090 72.36% 13.80%
Liberal Stewart Larkin 1,671 13.30% 3.88%
New Democratic Philip Penrod 1,420 11.30% -5.35%
Independent Ben Lussier 382 3.04%
Total 12,563
Rejected, spoiled and declined 32
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,866  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.84%

2004 general election[edit]

2004 Alberta general election results[7] Turnout 46.95% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative LeRoy Johnson 6,177 54.65% -17.71%
Liberal Keith Elliott 2,713 24.01% 10.71%
Alberta Alliance Dale Trefz 1,194 10.57%
New Democratic Clay Lawson 909 8.04% -3.26%
     Social Credit Monika Schaefer 309 2.73% *
Total 11,302
Rejected, spoiled and declined 59
Eligible electors / Turnout 24,198  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -14.21%

2008 general election[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 39.84% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson 7,726 65.89% 11.24%
     Liberal Keith Elliott 1,646 14.04% -9.97%
New Democratic Sarah Mowatt 1,078 9.19% 1.15%
Wildrose Alliance Tyler Knelsen 818 6.98% -3.59%
Green Midge Lambert 458 3.90% *
Total 11,726
Rejected, spoiled and declined 56
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,571  %
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 10.61%

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson 7,489 52.32% -13.57%
Wildrose Trevor Miller 4,552 31.80% +24.82%
New Democratic Bruce Hinkley 1,578 11.02% +1.83%
Liberal Owen Chubb 502 3.51% -10.55%
Evergreen Mike Donnelly 192 1.34%
Total 14,313

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Bruce Hinkley 7,525 43.86% +32.84%
Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson 5,947 34.66% -17.66%
Wildrose Bill Rock 3,686 21.48% -3.36%
Total 17,158 100%
Rejected Ballots '
Eligible Electors
     NDP win Swing %

Senate nominee results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

2004 Senate nominee election results: Wetaskiwin-Camrose[9] Turnout 45.79%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 4,092 14.80% 46.08% 3
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,064 14.69% 45.77% 2
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,032 14.58% 45.41% 1
     Independent Link Byfield 2,879 10.41% 32.42% 4
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,399 8.67% 27.02% 7
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,396 8.66% 26.98% 6
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,275 8.23% 25.62% 5
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,020 7.30% 22.75% 8
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 1,967 7.11% 22.15% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,533 5.55% 17.26% 9
Total Votes 27,657 100%
Total Ballots 8,880 3.12 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,201

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results[edit]

Student Vote results[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Participating Schools[10]
Camrose Composite High School
Ecole Parkdale School
Ecole Queen Elizabeth Junior High
Griffith Scott School
Our Lady of Mount Pleasant Jr./Sr. High
Sacred Heart School
Wetaskiwin Composite High School

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote[11]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative LeRoy Johnson 477 48.33%
     NDP Clay Lawson 213 21.58%
     Liberal Keith Elliott 190 19.25%
Alberta Alliance Dale Trefz 64 6.48%
     Social Credit Monika Schaefer 43 4.36%
Total 987 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 35

2012 election[edit]

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Verlyn Olson %
Wildrose Trevor Miller
     Liberal Owen Chubb %
     NDP Bruce Hinkley %
Evergreen Mike Donnelly
Total ' 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta" (PDF). Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. June 2010. p. 22. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 74–75. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Wetaskiwin-Camrose results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wetaskiwin-Camrose results 1997 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wetaskiwin-Camrose Official Results 2001 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wetaskiwin-Camrose Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 563–569. 
  9. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  11. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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