Yvonne Fritz

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Yvonne Fritz
MLA for Calgary-Cross
In office
June 15, 1993 – May 5, 2015
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byRicardo Miranda
Personal details
BornYvonne Marie Fritz[1]
(1950-09-17) September 17, 1950 (age 68)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceCalgary, Alberta
OccupationRegistered Nurse

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.

Early life[edit]

Fritz was born September 17, 1950 in Saskatoon. Prior to entering politics, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Calgary General Hospital for 20 years.

Political life[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Fritz is married to Lanny. The couple has two grown children. She has been a resident of the Pineridge community in Calgary for more than 33 years.[2]

Election results[edit]

2008 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross) Turnout 27.4%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 4,011 57%
     Liberal Ron I. Reinhold 1,565 22%
Wildrose Alliance Gordon Huth 605 9%
Green Susan Stratton 394 6%
     NDP Shelina N. Hassanali 477 7%
2004 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross) Turnout 29.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 3,770 58%
     Liberal Raleigh Dehaney 1,453 22%
Alberta Alliance Gordon Huth 646 10%
Green Ryan Richardson 271 4%
     NDP Jeanie Keebler 393 6%
2001 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross) Turnout 41.6%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 6,816 75%
     Liberal Keith Jones 1,863 20%
     NDP Ramiro Mora 441 5%
1997 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross) Turnout 40.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 5,964 67%
     Liberal Keith Jones 2,456 28%
Social Credit Maurizio Terrigno 467 5%
1993 Alberta general election results (Calgary-Cross) Turnout ?%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 6,449 60%
     Liberal Keith Hart 3,567 33%
     NDP Vinay Dey 686 6%
     Natural Law Neeraj Varma 86 1%
Alberta general election, 2012: Calgary-Cross
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Yvonne Fritz 4,950 44.50%
Wildrose Happy Mann 4,189 37.66%
Liberal Narita Sherman 1,155 10.38%
New Democratic Reinaldo Conterras 586 5.27%
Evergreen Susan Stratton 244 2.19%


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fritz's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".