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Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district

2008 boundaries

Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
MLA       Dave Quest
Progressive Conservative
District created 1905
District abolished 1913
District re-created 2004
First contested 1905
Last contested 2008

Strathcona is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada. It is not to be confused with Edmonton-Strathcona, another provincial electoral district within the city of Edmonton, or with the federal electoral district Edmonton-Strathcona.

The riding of Strathcona has existed on two occasions in Alberta's history. The first time the riding was carried over from the original Strathcona district when Alberta became a province. The riding then disappeared in 1913 when it was split between Vegreville and Camrose. Strathcona was the home district of Alberta's first Premier Alexander Rutherford.

The riding was then re-created in roughly the same place as the 1909 version. It was carved out of the south portion of Redwater and a large chunk of north west Cloverbar-Fort Saskatchewan.

The riding is one of five that is surviving from the original twenty five 1905 ridings. The other four are St. Albert, Peace River, Stony Plain and Medicine Hat.

The riding borders the east of Edmonton, and is mostly rural, covering Strathcona County.

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville borders the riding to the north and east. Leduc-Beaumont-Devon borders the riding to the south. Sherwood Park, Edmonton Ellerslie, Edmonton Mill Creek, Edmonton Beverly Clareview and Edmonton Manning border to the west.


Election results


1905 general election

Returning Officer[1]
Leslie L. Fuller
1905 Alberta general election results[2] Turnout Unknown
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Alexander Rutherford 625 67.13%
     Conservative Frank W. Crang 306 32.87%
Total 931 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined Unknown

1909 general election

1909 Results
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Liberal Alexander Rutherford 1,034 85.92%
     Conservative Rice Sheppard 173 14.08%

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 50.51%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Lougheed 6,871 49.09%
     Liberal Jon Friel 4,115 29.40%
     NDP Tom Elchuck 1,145 8.18%
     Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 773 5.52%
     Alberta Alliance Ryan Ceto 467 3.34%
     Social Credit Brian Rembowski 329 2.35%
     Separation Roberta Mcdonald 297 2.12%
Total 13,997 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 138

2004 Senate nominee election district results

2004 Senate nominee election results: Strathcona[4] Turnout 44.17%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 4,874 15.63% 47.41% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 3,933 12.61% 38.26% 1
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 3,887 12.47% 37.81% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 3,765 12.07% 36.62% 4
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 2,789 8.94% 27.13% 6
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,686 8.61% 26.13% 7
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,354 7.55% 22.90% 8
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 2,343 7.51% 22.79% 5
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,285 7.33% 22.23% 10
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 2,266 7.28% 22.04% 9
Total Votes 31,182 100%
Total Ballots 10,281 3.03 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 2,080

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2008 general election

Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Dave Quest 9951 66
     Liberal Jon Friel 2995 20
     N.D.P. Denny Holmwood 903 6
     Green Kate Harrington 762 5
     Social Credit Gordon Barrett 415 3

2004 Student Vote

Participating Schools[5]
Ardossan Elementary
Ardrossan Junior Senior High School
Bev Facey Community High School
Ministik Elementary
St. Luke School
Strathcona Christian Academy

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[6]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Rob Lougheed 479 33.33%
     Liberal Jon Friel 238 16.56%
     Separation Roberta Mcdonald 207 14.41%
     Alberta Party Bruce Stubbs 171 11.90%
     NDP Tom Elchuck 157 10.93%
     Alberta Alliance Ryan Ceto 119 8.28%
     Social Credit Brian Rembowski 66 4.59%
Total 1,437 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 144

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