David Shepherd (Canadian politician)
David Murray Shepherd (born 1973) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Centre. and again on April 16, 2019 representing Edmonton-City Centre.
Shepherd in 2015
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-City Centre |
|Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Laurie Blakeman|
|Born||1973/1974 (age 45–46)|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
Shepherd has a Bachelors of Arts in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University where he received the Chancellor’s award in 2014. He also has a diploma in music performance and live sound recording from MacEwan University. Shepherd worked in a variety of jobs such as taxpayer service agent, salesperson, musician and studio engineer.
Before being elected Shepherd worked in the Communications field as an advisor and writer for North Edge Business Association, the city of Edmonton and the government of Alberta.
Shepherd is an avid cyclist and has volunteered for the Edmonton Bike Coalition as a spokesperson and organizer.
2019 general electionEdit
|2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-City Centre|
|New Democratic||David Shepherd||13,598||66.0%||+11.59%|
|United Conservative||Lily Le||4,485||21.8%||+3.68%|
|Alberta Party||Bob Philp||1,907||9.3%||--|
|Independence||John R. Morton||169||0.8%||--|
|Independent||Blake N. Dickinson||95||0.5%||--|
|Total valid votes||20,596|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||191||76||22|
|Registered electors and turnout||38,887||53.5%|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||%|
2015 general electionEdit
|2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre|
|New Democratic||David Shepherd||8,980||54.41||-|
|Progressive Conservative||Catherine Keill||2,218||13.44||-|
|Independent||Rory Joe Koopmans||40||0.24||-|
|Source: "Edmonton-Centre Unofficial Poll Results 2015 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta.|
- Shepherd, David. "Elected Members". Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
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