- Edmonton Riverview
Infobox Canada electoral district
caption =2004 boundaries
prov-rep =Kevin Taft
prov-rep-party-link =Alberta Liberal Party
Edmonton Riverview was created prior to the 1997 election and was includes re-distributed areas of the
Edmonton Glenora, Edmonton Strathcona, and Edmonton Whitemudridings. The riding boundaries follow the North Saskatchewan Riverand Stony Plain Road along the northern border, 109th, 111th and 112th Streets to the east, Whitemud Drive to the south, and Blackmud Creek and 158th, 159th and 163rd Streets to the west. The riding also includes the University of Albertaand the Grant MacEwan CollegeCentre for Arts.
In the 1997 election, Edmonton Riverview elected Liberal
Linda Sloanas its first MLA. Sloan defeated Progressive Conservative Gwen Harrisby over 900 votes. Sloan declined to seek re-election in 2001.
The 2001 election saw Liberal candidate and best-selling author
Kevin Taftrun against Progressive Conservative candidate and former EdmontonCity Councillor Wendy Kinsella. Though many pundits believed this would be a close race, Taft was elected taking 49% of the popular vote.
In the 2004 election, Taft, then the Leader of the Alberta Liberals faced Progressive Conservative Fred Horne and NDP candidate Donna Martyn. On election night, Taft was easily re-elected taking 65% of the popular vote.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)
"Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot"
2008 general election
* [http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta]
* [http://www.edmontonriverview.ca/ Website of the Edmonton Riverview PC Association]
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