Deron Bilous
Bilous in 2015
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Alberta
In office
October 22, 2015 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byClint Dunford
Succeeded byTanya Fir
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Assumed office
April 23, 2012
Preceded byTony Vandermeer
Personal details
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 46)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyNew Democrat
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
OccupationTeacher
PortfolioMinister 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.[1] He is a member of the Alberta New Democratic Party caucus.[2]

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.[3]

On October 22, 2015, his position in cabinet changed to Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He also was named Deputy Government House Leader.[4][5]

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.[6] He is currently the Official Opposition Critic for Economic Development and Innovation.

Early life and outside interests

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.[2]

Electoral history

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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%
Liberal Shadea Hussein 494 2.83% 0.63%
Alberta Independence Paul A. Burts 240 1.38%
Green Michael Hunter 206 1.18%
Independent Andy Andrzej Gudanowski 84 0.48%
Total 17,449
Rejected, spoiled and declined 41 57 11
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,211 56.07% 9.64%
New Democratic hold Swing -21.93%
Source(s)
Source: "27 - Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2019). 2019 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer. Volume II (PDF) (Report). Vol. 2. Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Deron Bilous 12,049 73.80% 36.83%
Progressive Conservative Tony Caterina 2,524 15.46% -19.79%
Wildrose Stephanie Diacon 1,248 7.64% -12.79%
Liberal Tomi Yellowface 359 2.20% -4.09%
Alberta Party Owais Siddiqui 147 0.90%
Total 16,327
Rejected, spoiled and declined 54 74 19
Eligible electors / Turnout 35,318 46.44% -0.24%
New Democratic hold Swing 28.31%
Source(s)
Source: "28 - Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2016). 2015 General Election. A Report of the Chief Electoral Officer (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta.

2012 general election

2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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%
Liberal Chris Heward 895 6.29% -12.63%
Evergreen Trey Capnerhurst 151 1.06% -0.67%
Total 14,238
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%
Source(s)
Source: "28 - Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2012). The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2011 Provincial Enumeration and Monday, April 23, 2012 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-eighth Legislative Assembly (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laurie Blakeman 5,042 44.98% -12.09%
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%
Total 11,210
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 78
Eligible electors / Turnout 30,335 37.21% -11.76%
Liberal hold Swing -8.66%
Source(s)

References

  1. ^ "Alberta Election 2012: NDP picks up support, falls short of goal". Edmonton Journal. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "MLA Biography". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet". CBC News. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Notley signals economic focus in Alberta cabinet shuffle". CTV News. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Premier Rachel Notley creates new economic development ministry". CBC News. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Results: Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview returns Deron Bilous to the Legislature | Edmonton Journal".