Calgary-Elbow voters choose Gordon Dirks as MLA
Riding had been held by former Premier Alison Redford until her resignation
Alberta Education Minister Gordon Dirks has won a seat in the legislature in the Calgary-Elbow riding.
The Progressive Conservative Party had 4,207 votes in the unofficial results, while Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark took second place with 3,412 votes.
"This was a great day for the PC Party in Alberta," Dirks said to supporters in his victory speech.
Dirks told the crowd he will be "[Calgary-Elbow's] champion in the government" and promised to be the voters' servant.
He says he always considered the riding to be winnable.