Nicole Goehring
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Castle Downs
Assumed office
May 24, 2015
Preceded byThomas Lukaszuk
Personal details
Born (1976-09-25) September 25, 1976 (age 45)
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
Alma materMacEwan University
OccupationSocial worker

Nicole Goehring (born September 25, 1976) is a Canadian politician representing the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Political career

She was appointed to the role of Government of Alberta's Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces shortly after being sworn in on May 24, 2015. Goehring is responsible for developing, supporting, promoting and sustaining government's relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Goehring was also appointed to the Edmonton Salutes Committee. This committee works collaboratively to support the military community in and around Edmonton.

She currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections and the Standing Orders and Printing.[1]

Previously she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and as a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.[2]

Personal life

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Goehring worked for close to a decade with Child and Family Services in various capacities, including as a caseworker, assessor and, most recently, as a court co-ordinator. Previous to this, she worked with Edmonton Integrated Services for seven years, six of which she spent in the role of group home supervisor.

From 1996 to 1997, Goehring worked as a peers educating peers coordinator for TERRA Association, a program she co-created and implemented in schools, hospitals and universities to provide community education in the area of teen pregnancy. From 1995 to 1996 she was a youth mediator with Community and Family Services. At that time she co-created and implemented a youth friendly mediation manual and program, and worked with Edmonton school counselors and Edmonton police officers to mediate youth related situations in schools and communities to avoid suspensions, expulsion and or criminal charges.

An active parent, she has managed sports teams, has worked on parent advisory committees and has acted as a parent liaison.[3]

Electoral record

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Castle Downs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Nicole Goehring 9,445 45.69% -18.77%
United Conservative Ed Ammar 7,428 35.93% 5.24%
Alberta Party Moe Rahall 3,213 15.54%
Alberta Independence Todd Wayne 294 1.42%
Liberal Thomas Deak 291 1.41% -3.44%
Total 20,671
Rejected, spoiled and declined 107 60 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,953 65.26% 14.19%
New Democratic hold Swing -15.82%
Source: "28 - Edmonton-Castle Downs, 2019 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 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. pp. 108–111. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Castle Downs
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Nicole Goehring 11,689 64.46% 51.83%
Progressive Conservative Thomas Lukaszuk 4,182 23.06% -29.54%
Wildrose Gerrit Roosenboom 1,383 7.63% -13.89%
Liberal Todd Ross 880 4.85% -6.69%
Total 18,134
Rejected, spoiled and declined 69
Eligible electors / Turnout 35,641 51.07% 1.17%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 5.16%
Source: "30 - Edmonton-Castle Downs, 2015 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.