|Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Alberta|
October 22, 2015 – April 30, 2019
|Preceded by||Clint Dunford|
|Succeeded by||Tanya Fir|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview|
|Assumed office |
April 23, 2012
|Preceded by||Tony Vandermeer|
|Born||October 7, 1975|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Political party||New Democrat|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
|Portfolio||Minister of Economic Development and Trade|
Deron Michael Bilous (born October 7, 1975) is a Canadian politician, who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, since the 2012 provincial election. He is a member of the Alberta New Democratic Party caucus.
Bilous was NDP candidate in Edmonton-Centre in the 2008 provincial election, losing to Laurie Blakeman.
He was elected when he tried again in the 2012 provincial election.
He was re-elected in the 2015 election, which saw the NDP win a majority government. Bilous was named to the cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Minister in Charge of Service Alberta on May 24, 2015.
On October 22, 2015, his position in cabinet changed to Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He also was named Deputy Government House Leader.
On April 16, 2019, Bilous was re-elected for his third term in the Legislative Assembly, although his party lost enough seats to no longer be in government. He is currently the Official Opposition Critic for Economic Development and Innovation.
Bilous was born and raised in Edmonton and is very proud of his Ukrainian ancestry. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of education degree in 2001. For the past five years he has taught and mentored students at Edmonton's Inner City High School.
An active volunteer in his community, Bilous has been a member of the Beverly Heights Community League and vice-president of the Boyle Street Community League. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a board member on the Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee.
Bilous participated in the Canada World Youth program in 1995–96, working in Edmonton, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, and Tunisia.
|2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview|
|New Democratic||Deron Bilous||8,834||50.63%||-23.17%|
|United Conservative||David Egan||6,308||36.15%||13.05%|
|Alberta Party||Jeff Walters||1,283||7.35%||6.45%|
|Alberta Independence||Paul A. Burts||240||1.38%||–|
|Independent||Andy Andrzej Gudanowski||84||0.48%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||41||57||11|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||31,211||56.07%||9.64%|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-21.93%|
|2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview|
|New Democratic||Deron Bilous||12,049||73.80%||36.83%|
|Progressive Conservative||Tony Caterina||2,524||15.46%||-19.79%|
|Alberta Party||Owais Siddiqui||147||0.90%||–|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||54||74||19|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||35,318||46.44%||-0.24%|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||28.31%|
|2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview|
|New Democratic||Deron Bilous||5,264||36.97%||0.53%|
|Progressive Conservative||Tony Vandermeer||5,019||35.25%||-4.38%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Don Martin||2,909||20.43%||17.69%|
|Rejected, spoiled and declined||39||63||11|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,610||46.68%||8.99%|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||-0.74%|
|2008 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Donahue||3,291||29.36%||5.23%|
|New Democratic||Deron Bilous||2,163||19.30%||7.16%|
|Green||David J. Parker||472||4.21%||–|
|Wildrose Alliance||James Iverson||200||1.78%||–|
|Alberta Party||Margaret Saunter||42||0.37%||–|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||78||–||–|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||30,335||37.21%||-11.76%|