ALBERTA VOTES 2008

Riding Profiles

DISTRICT: EDMONTON-RUTHERFORD
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Fred Horne PC 5,226 42.51% X
Rick Miller LIB 5,162 41.99%
Mike Butler NDP 1,178 9.58%
John Baloun WAP 378 3.07%
Katherine Wyrostok GRN 349 2.84%
Updated: Mar. 4, 2008 12:02 MST 67 of 67 polls reporting
Unofficial results were updated at the time shown. For more recent results, visit Elections Alberta. The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.

EDMONTON-RUTHERFORD (40)


Current MLA: Richard Miller (LIB)

Candidates:
PC Fred Horne
LIB Rick Miller
NDP Mike Butler
WAP John Baloun
GRN Kate Wyrostok
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Riding Profile:

This south-central Edmonton riding is bordered on the north by Whitemud Drive, on the east by Gateway Boulevard, on the south mostly by Blackmud Creek and on the east mostly by 119th Street. In the 2004 redistribution, the riding gained southern area from Edmonton-Whitemud and lost northern area to Edmonton-Strathcona.

Retail is the biggest employer here, followed by health care and social services. The average household income, at $61,866, is slightly under the Alberta average, while the percentage of people considered low income — 12.8 — is slightly above average. Twenty-three per cent of residents are immigrants, while 52 per cent were born in the province.


Political History:

This riding has traded hands between the Liberals and the Conservatives many times over the years. Current MLA Liberal Rick Miller was elected in 2004 after unseating the-then incumbent Conservative Ian McClelland, 7,221 votes to 4,173. In 2001, however, McClelland beat Miller with 600 votes.

McClelland's predecessor, the Liberal's Percy Wickman, had defeated Tory Brenda Platzer in both 1993 and 1997 — first by 4,300 votes and then by 929 votes. Before 1993, many of the voters here had been in the old Edmonton-Whitemud riding. It was in that riding, in 1989, that Wickman was first elected when he toppled then-premier Don Getty, who had represented the riding since 1967.

In 2004, voter turnout was 54.6 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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