|Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST
||91 of 91 polls reporting
Current MLA: Dave Rodney (PC)
||G. Keith Laurie
Formed in 1993, this riding in Calgary's southwest corner is tucked
between the city limits to the south and west, Anderson Road to the
north, and 14th Street, Macleod Trail and Elbow Drive to the east. Following
the 2004 redistribution, the riding took in some areas formerly of Calgary-Shaw
and lost some areas to Calgary Glenmore and Calgary-Fish Creek.
Calgary-Lougheed residents are most likely to work in professional
services and retail, with the average household earning $96,738 a year.
In the riding, 4.1 per cent of total income comes from government transfer
payments. About seven per cent of residents are low income. Just over
one in five residents are immigrants, while 44 per cent were born in the province.
Calgary-Lougheed has voted Conservative in the four elections since
it was created. Incumbent Dave Rodney won this seat in 2004 with 6,334 to Liberal Al Pollock's 2,971. Prior to that, Marlene Graham had served as MLA in this riding since1997, when she beat Liberal Darryl Hawkins by
almost 5,000 votes. In 2001, Graham was easily re-elected, winning three
times as many votes as Liberal challenger Pete Montgomery. She didn't run for re-election in 2004. Graham's
predecessor, Jim Dinning, won here in 1993. He had served since 1986
in Calgary-Shaw, the riding to which most Calgary-Lougheed voters belonged
before the 1993 redistribution.
In 2004, voter turnout was 54.8 per cent.
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