Rod Loyola
Loyola in May 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Ellerslie
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byNaresh Bhardwaj
Personal details
Born (1974-02-28) February 28, 1974 (age 48)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
OccupationUnion President, Labour Organizer

Rodrigo Alonso Loyola Salas (born February 28, 1974) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Ellerslie and re-elected on April 16, 2019.[1][2] Loyola had previously contested the same seat for the same party in the 2012 Alberta general election. He placed third in the 2014 Alberta NDP leadership race.[3]

Personal life

Loyola has a Bachelors of Arts from University of Alberta, where he worked as an academic program coordinator and student advisor for University of Alberta.[2] Loyola was elected President of the Non-Academic Staff Association.[2]

Loyola is on the board of Friends of Medicare. Loyola volunteered for the Knottwood Community League, the Post-Secondary Education Task Force for Public Interest Alberta.[2]

Electoral history

2019 general election

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Ellerslie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rod Loyola 9,717 50.95% -10.62%
United Conservative Sanjay Patel 7,230 37.91% 4.17%
Alberta Party Hazelyn Williams 1,273 6.67%
Liberal Mike McGowan 390 2.04% -2.64%
Alberta Advantage Yash Sharma 263 1.38%
Alberta Independence Brian S. Lockyer 199 1.04%
Total 19,072
Rejected, spoiled and declined 88 61 14
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,297 65.45% 12.91%
New Democratic hold Swing -14.36%
Source(s)
Source: "31 - Edmonton-Ellerslie, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. 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. 120–123. ISBN 978-1-988620-12-1. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Ellerslie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rod Loyola 11,034 61.57% 45.57%
Progressive Conservative Harman Kandola 3,549 19.80% -23.16%
Wildrose Jackie Lovely 2,499 13.94% -10.72%
Liberal Mike McGowan 839 4.68% -6.70%
Total 17,921
Rejected, spoiled and declined 65 44 18
Eligible electors / Turnout 34,266 52.54% 2.65%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing 34.37%
Source(s)
Source: "33 - Edmonton-Ellerslie, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 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-Ellerslie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj 5,677 42.97% 1.06%
Wildrose Alliance Jackie Lovely 3,258 24.66% 20.35%
New Democratic Rod Loyola 2,114 16.00% -1.30%
Liberal Jennifer Ketsa 1,504 11.38% -21.47%
Alberta Party Chinwe Okelu 523 3.96%
Independent Athena Bernal-Born 137 1.04%
Total 13,213
Rejected, spoiled and declined 115 39 3
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,721 49.89% 11.91%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 4.63%
Source(s)
Source: "33 - Edmonton-Ellerslie, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 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 May 6, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

References

  1. ^ Klingbeil, ,Cailynn. "Riding results: Edmonton-Ellerslie". www.edmontonjournal.com.
  2. ^ a b c d Loyola, Rod. "Elected Members". Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
  3. ^ CBC News. "Rachel Notley is the new leader of the Alberta NDP". CBC.