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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.[1] and again on April 16, 2019 representing Edmonton-City Centre.[2]

David Shepherd

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Shepherd in 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-City Centre
Edmonton-Centre 2015-2019
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byLaurie Blakeman
Personal details
Born1973/1974 (age 45–46)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Occupationcommunications professional


Personal lifeEdit

Shepherd has a Bachelors of Arts in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University where he received the Chancellor’s award in 2014.[2] He also has a diploma in music performance and live sound recording from MacEwan University.[2] Shepherd worked in a variety of jobs such as taxpayer service agent, salesperson, musician and studio engineer.[2]

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.[2]

Shepherd is an avid cyclist and has volunteered for the Edmonton Bike Coalition as a spokesperson and organizer.[2]

Electoral historyEdit

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-City Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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% --
Green Chris Alders 342 1.7% --
  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 %
"2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic David Shepherd 8,980 54.41 -
Liberal Laurie Blakeman 4,198 25.44 −14.78
Progressive Conservative Catherine Keill 2,218 13.44 -
Wildrose Joe Byram 772 4.68 -
Independent Greg Keating 295 1.79 -
Independent Rory Joe Koopmans 40 0.24 -
Turnout 16,503 56.4
Source: "Edmonton-Centre Unofficial Poll Results 2015 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta.