Denise K. Woollard (born 1946) 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-Mill Creek.[1][2] In the May 5, 2015 election, she defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Gene Zwozdesky and other candidates to win the Edmonton Mill Creek seat.

Denise Woollard
Woollard in May 2015
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Mill Creek
In office
May 5, 2015 – March 19, 2019
Preceded byGene Zwozdesky
Succeeded bydistrict abolished
Personal details
Born1946 or 1947 (age 76–77)
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
Occupationuniversity facilitator, teacher, school psychologist

She sought the NDP nomination in the redistributed riding of Edmonton-Meadows for the 2019 election, however she lost the nomination to Jasvir Deol and therefore did not run in the general election.[3]

Electoral history edit

2012 general election edit

2012 Alberta general election: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mike Allen 3,609 48.99% –14.42%
Wildrose Alliance Guy C. Boutilier 3,164 42.95%
New Democratic Denise Woollard 372 5.05% –2.67%
Liberal Amy McBain 222 3.01% –21.65%
Total 7,367
Rejected, spoiled and declined 55 32 0
Eligible electors / turnout 21,843 33.98% +14.14%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing –16.35%
Source(s)
Source: "59 - Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, 2012 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Chief Electoral Officer (2012). The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2011 Provincial Enumeration and Monday, April 23, 2012 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-eighth Legislative Assembly (PDF) (Report). Edmonton, Alta.: Elections Alberta. pp. 352–355. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

2015 general election edit

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Denise Woollard 9,025 55.94% 44.83%
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 3,848 23.85% -31.21%
Liberal Harpreet Gill 1,896 11.75% -1.88%
Wildrose Saqib Raja 1,365 8.46% -9.77%
Total 16,134
Rejected, spoiled and declined 59
Eligible electors / turnout 32,521 49.79% 1.69%
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -2.37%
Source(s)
Source: "Elections Alberta 2015 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
"40 - Edmonton-Mill Creek". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved 4 June 2020.

References edit

  1. ^ "Riding results: Edmonton - Mill Creek". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.
  2. ^ "Meet Edmonton's new MLAs". Archived from the original on 2015-05-08.
  3. ^ "NDP MLA Denise Woollard loses nomination for Edmonton-Meadows". Feb 25, 2019. Retrieved Feb 26, 2021.