Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
Alberta electoral district
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 2017.svg
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville within Alberta, 2017 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA
 
 
 
Jackie Armstrong Homeniuk
United Conservative
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2019

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first-past-the-post method of voting.

The electoral district, which is located in rural east central Alberta just east of Edmonton, was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution. The current boundaries of the district comprise parts of Vegreville-Viking, Redwater and Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan. The district is named after the small city of Fort Saskatchewan and the town of Vegreville.

The current representative for this district is United Conservative Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk who was first elected in the 2019 provincial election. The district has also been represented by past Progressive Conservative Premier Ed Stelmach.

History

The electoral district was created in the 2004 electoral boundary re-distribution from the old electoral districts of Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan, Redwater and Vegreville-Viking. The resulting population of the district in 2004 was 36,172, which was 1.5% above the provincial average of 35,951.[1]

The 2010 electoral boundary re-distribution saw significant changes made to the district with land residing in Beaver County south of Tofield being moved to Battle River-Wainwright and land in Strathcona County north of Alberta Highway 16 being transferred into the electoral district from the old Strathcona electoral district.[2]

The 2017 electoral boundary re-distribution saw a number of changes to the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville electoral district as four divisions in the central northeast area of the province (north and east of Edmonton) were consolidated into three to account for the population in those areas having grown at a rate below that of the province as a whole. The district would include the entirety of the Counties of Lamont and Minburn as well as Elk Island National Park. The resulting population of the district in 2017 was 52,141, 11% above provincial average for electoral districts. This variance was justified as population growth in the region is expected to continue to be less than the provincial rate of growth. The Commission noted the average age of residents in parts of the Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville was well above that of other Albertans.[3]

Boundary history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville[5]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan 1993–2004,
Redwater 1993–2004
and Vegreville-Viking 1993–2004
26th  2004–2008     Ed Stelmach Progressive Conservative
27th  2008–2012
28th  2012–2015 Jacquie Fenske
29th  2015–2019     Jessica Littlewood New Democratic
30th  2019–Present     Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk United Conservative

Electoral history

The electoral district of Fort Saskatchewan was created in the boundary redistribution of 2004. The first election held in the district saw longtime Vegreville—Viking incumbent Ed "The Sock" Stelmach win the new district of his party. He took just under half the popular vote, defeating four other candidates.

Stelmach became leader of the Progressive Conservatives and premier of the province in December 2006. He stood for re-election in 2008 winning a landslide of nearly 78% of the popular vote. Progressive Conservative Jacquie Fenske won the district in the 2012 provincial election.

In the 2015 election, NDP candidate Jessica Littlewood won with a majority of 2,870, defeating Jacquie Fenske who finished second. Littlewood would stand for re-election in 2019, however she would be defeated by UCP candidate Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk by the considerable margin of 6,443 votes.

Legislature results

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ed Stelmach 6,160 48.34%
Liberal Peter Schneider 3,160 24.80%
New Democratic Wes Buyarski 1,633 12.81%
Alberta Alliance Byron King 1,411 11.07%
Social Credit Mark R. Patterson 379 2.97%
Total 12,743
Rejected, spoiled and declined 47
Eligible electors / turnout 24,831 51.51%
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source(s)
Source: "Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 9, 2020.

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Ed Stelmach 11,169 78.13% 29.79%
Liberal Earl J. Woods 1,343 9.39% -15.40%
New Democratic Clayton Marsden 1,233 8.62% -4.19%
Green Ryan Scheie 551 3.85%
Total 14,296
Rejected, spoiled and declined 63
Eligible electors / turnout 29,513 48.65% -2.86%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 22.60%

2012 general election

2012 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jacquie Fenske 8,370 49.30% -28.83%
Wildrose Shannon Stubbs 5,803 34.18%
New Democratic Chris Fulmer 1,553 9.15% 0.52%
Liberal Spencer Dunn 843 4.97% -4.43%
Evergreen Matt Levicki 229 1.35% -2.50%
Independent Peter Schneider 180 1.06%
Total 16,978
Rejected, spoiled and declined 145
Eligible electors / turnout 29,561 57.92% 9.27%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -26.81%
Source(s)
Source: "60 - Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jessica Littlewood 8,983 45.94% 36.79%
Progressive Conservative Jacquie Fenske 5,527 28.27% -21.03%
Wildrose Joe Gosselin 3,959 20.25% -13.93%
Liberal Peter Schneider 475 2.43% -2.54%
Alberta Party Derek Christensen 324 1.66%
Green Allison Anderson 285 1.46% 0.17%
Total 19,553
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 140
Eligible electors / Turnout 36,515 53.93% -3.99%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 1.28%
Source(s)
Source: "60 - Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Jackie Armstrong Homeniuk 14,233 53.63% 5.11%
New Democratic Jessica Littlewood 7,790 29.35% -16.59%
Alberta Party Marvin Olsen 3,386 12.76% 11.10%
Freedom Conservative Malcolm Stinson 350 1.32%
Green Rebecca Trotter 278 1.05% -0.41%
Alberta Independence Shane Ladouceur 261 0.98%
Alberta Advantage Party Ronald Malowany 241 0.91%
Total 26,539
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 154
Eligible electors / Turnout 37,931 70.37% 16.44%
United Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing 3.30%
Source(s)
Source: "62 - Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

Senate nominee results

2004 Senate nominee election district results

2004 Senate nominee election results: Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville[6] Turnout 52.13%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,823 14.45% 45.03% 2
Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 4,007 12.00% 37.41% 1
Independent Link Byfield 3,805 11.40% 35.53% 4
Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,693 11.05% 34.48% 3
Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 3,168 9.49% 29.58% 7
Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,984 8.94% 27.86% 10
Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,875 8.61% 26.84% 8
Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,873 8.60% 26.83% 6
Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,597 7.78% 24.25% 9
Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,561 7.68% 23.91% 5
Total Votes 33,386 100%
Total Ballots 10,710 3.12 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,235

Voters had the option of selecting four candidates on the ballot

2012 Senate nominee election district results

Student Vote results

2004 election

Participating Schools[7]
Andrew School
Fort Saskatchewan Christian School
Holden School
John Paul II High School
Lamont Elementary School
Our Lady of the Angels
Rudolph Henning School
Ryley School
Tofield School
Vegreville 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 results[8]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Ed Stelmach 448 40.73%
Liberal Peter Schneider 197 17.91%
New Democratic Wes Buyarski 173 15.73%
Alberta Alliance Byron King 143 13.00%
Social Credit Mark Patterson 139 12.63%
Total 1,100 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 134

2012 election

2012 Alberta Student Vote results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jacquie Fenske %
Wildrose Shannon Stubbs %
Liberal Spencer Dunn %
New Democratic Chris Fulmer %
Total 100%

References

  1. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (February 2003). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (June 2010). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 978-0-9865367-1-7. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (October 2017). "Proposed Electoral Division Areas, Boundaries, and Names for Alberta. Final Report to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 978-1-988620-04-6. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 41–43.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on October 5, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
  8. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2008.