ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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DISTRICT: CALGARY-CURRIE
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Dave Taylor LIB 5,438 45.00% X
Arthur Kent PC 4,551 37.66%
Graham MacKenzie GRN 895 7.41%
Kenneth Mazeroll WAP 669 5.54%
Marc Power NDP 531 4.39%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 74 of 74 polls reporting
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CALGARY-CURRIE (5)


Current MLA: Dave Taylor (LIB)

Candidates:
PC Arthur Kent
LIB Dave Taylor
NDP Marc Power
WAP Ken Mazeroll
GRN Graham MacKenzie
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Riding Profile:

This central Calgary riding is bordered on the north by 17th Avenue, on the east mostly by the Elbow River, on the west by Glasgow Drive, and on the south, in part, by 50th Avenue. The 2004 redistribution shifted some former Calgary-Currie voters to Calgary-Bow and Calgary-Buffalo.

Professional services and retail are the biggest employers here. The average income is $64,362 #8212; just above the Alberta average. The percentage of low-income residents, 13.3 per cent, is also just above average. Seventeen per cent of residents are immigrants and 41.9 per cent were born in Alberta.


Political History:

This riding had been a Conservative stronghold since it was created in 1971, until 2004 when Liberal candidate Dave Taylor beat out incumbent Jon Lord. Taylor received 5,046 votes to Lord's 4,412. Just three years earlier, Lord won office in 2001 with a significant margin: 6,922 votes to Liberal Pat Murray's 2,667. Prior to that, the seat was held by Jocelyn Burgener, who was elected in 1993 over Liberal Maira Matheson. Burgener beat Matheson again in 1997. Tory Dennis Anderson reigned in Calgary-Currie from 1979-93, serving in a variety of ministerial positions.

In 2004, voter turnout was 45.3 per cent.

2003 Results Interactive Map

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Overall Election Results
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
PC 72 0 72 52.66%
LIB 9 0 9 26.37%
NDP 2 0 2 8.52%
WAP 0 0 0 6.77%
GRN 0 0 0 4.58%
OTH 0 0 0 1.11%
  • Updated: Mar 4, 2008, 12:02 MST

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