Rakhi Pancholi

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Whitemud
Assumed office
April 16, 2019
Preceded byBob Turner
Personal details
Born1977/1978 (age 43–44)[1]
Ontario, Canada
Political partyAlberta NDP
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
University of Toronto

Rakhi Pancholi (born 1977/1978) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud. Born to Tanzanian and Indian parents,[2] she is a lawyer in Edmonton with a focus on education law.[3]

Personal life

Pancholi was a practising lawyer in Edmonton with a focus on labour/employment and education law. She has experience working with the Alberta School Boards Association and was a senior legislative consultant for Alberta Education.[4] Pancholi has two young children with her husband Owen, and have two rescue dogs as they are both advocates for animal rescue and adoption.[4]

Electoral history

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Whitemud
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rakhi Pancholi 11,373 49.2% -8.25%
United Conservative Elisabeth Hughes 9,120 39.4% +0.82%
Alberta Party Jonathan Dai 2,335 10.1% --
Freedom Conservative Jason Norris 297 1.3% --
Total valid votes 23,125
Rejected, spoiled and declined 63 76 18
Registered electors 34,340
Turnout 67.6
New Democratic hold Swing -8.25%


  1. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/alberta-election-2019-riding-profile-edmonton-whitemud
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/women-politics-ndp-ucp-1.5097741
  4. ^ a b Pancholi, Rakhi. "Elected Members". Legislative Assembly of Alberta.