DISTRICT: CALGARY-MOUNTAIN VIEW
|Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST
||82 of 82 polls reporting
CALGARY-MOUNTAIN VIEW (18)
Current MLA: David Swann (LIB)
This central Calgary riding runs along the north bank of the Bow River.
It's bordered on the north by 16th Avenue and on the east by the Deerfoot
Trail. In the 2004 redistribution, the riding expanded west to take in
areas formerly part of the Calgary-Bow riding. Some areas formerly in the north of Calgary-Mountain
View riding are now in Calgary-North Hill. With 41,690 residents, this is Alberta's
second-most populous riding.
Professional work, along with health care and social services, are
the main employers in Calgary-Mountain View, where the average household
earns $63,566 a year — just under Alberta's average. In the riding,
12.4 per cent of residents are low income, even though 68 per cent of
adults hold a post-secondary degree. About one in six residents is an immigrant,
while 43 per cent of residents were born in the province.
Unlike many Calgary ridings, Calgary-Mountain View has been held by
several different parties since its creation in 1971. The incumbent, Liberal David Swann, won the seat in 2004 when he beat out long-time MLA Conservative Mark Hlady. In 1993, Hlady beat two-term NDP
incumbent Bob Hawkesworth by 2,513 votes and held on to the riding for about a decade. In 1997, Hlady fended off Liberal
Patricia Ennis by more than 2,000 votes, and in 2001 he defeated Liberal
Jennifer Spencer by almost 4,000 votes. Prior to Hlady and Hawkesworth,
Calgary-Mountain View was held by the Social Credit Party's Albert Ludwig
(1971-75), the Tories' Stan Kushner (1975-82) and Bud Zip (1982-86).
In 2004, voter turnout was 49.5 per cent.
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