|MLA for Calgary-Cross|
June 15, 1993 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||Ricardo Miranda|
|Born||Yvonne Marie Fritz|
September 17, 1950
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Yvonne Marie Fritz (born September 17, 1950) is a Canadian politician and former member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Calgary-Cross as a Progressive Conservative.
Fritz first sought public office in the 1986 Calgary municipal by-election for Ward 5 and was defeated in a very close race by Jon Havelock but was elected in the 1988 general election as the alderman for Ward 5. She served in that capacity until 1993 when she sought the position of MLA for the new constituency of Calgary-Cross. In the 1993 Alberta general election, Fritz was the successful candidate receiving 60% of the vote. In the subsequent elections in 1997 and 2001, she proved successful again, receiving 67% and 75% of the vote respectively. While sitting as a Private Member, she served on the Treasury Board and chaired both the Alberta Multicultural Commission and the Women's Breast Cancer Screening Council. She also sponsored three important Private Members' Bills, including a bill for mandatory bicycle helmet use for children and teenagers.
In the 2004 provincial election, Fritz secured her position as MLA for Calgary-Cross for a fourth time with 58% of the vote. Following the election, she was appointed as Minister for Seniors and Community Supports, a position she held until 2006. That year, Fritz became Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee for Managing Growth Pressures. In 2007, Premier Stelmach appointed her as Associate Minister of Affordable Housing and Urban Development. In the 2008 provincial election, Fritz received 57% of the vote. In April 2008, she was sworn in as Minister of the newly created ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
|2008 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross)||Turnout 27.4%|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||4,011||57%|
|Liberal||Ron I. Reinhold||1,565||22%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Gordon Huth||605||9%|
|NDP||Shelina N. Hassanali||477||7%|
|2004 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross)||Turnout 29.7%|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||3,770||58%|
|Alberta Alliance||Gordon Huth||646||10%|
|2001 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross)||Turnout 41.6%|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||6,816||75%|
|1997 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross)||Turnout 40.7%|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||5,964||67%|
|Social Credit||Maurizio Terrigno||467||5%|
|1993 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross)||Turnout ?%|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||6,449||60%|
|Natural Law||Neeraj Varma||86||1%|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Cross|
|Progressive Conservative||Yvonne Fritz||4,950||44.50%|
|New Democratic||Reinaldo Conterras||586||5.27%|
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- "Fritz's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".
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