Dianne Mirosh

Dianne Mirosh is a former provincial-level politician from Alberta, Canada. She served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1986 to 1997. During her time in office, she served a number of cabinet portfolios in the Don Getty and Ralph Klein governments. Dianne currently commits her time to a blind/deaf youth summer camp program, located in British Columbia. If she's not helping the youth, she's usually in Iowa with her husband Arnold.[citation needed]

Political careerEdit

Mirosh was elected to the Alberta Legislature in the 1986 Alberta general election. She won the electoral district of Calgary-Glenmore, defeating three other candidates to hold it for the Progressive Conservative Party. The race saw a strong challenge by Independent candidate Lois Cummings, who finished a strong second.[1] Mirosh was re-elected in the 1989 Alberta general election. She was nearly defeated by Liberal candidate Brendan Dunphy, who finished approximately 500 votes behind Mirosh.[2]

Dunphy and Mirosh faced each other again in the 1993 Alberta general election. Mirosh won the hotly contested race with 7972 votes to Dunphy's 7064. There were four other candidates on the ballot, but they all trailed far behind in popularity.[3] On September 15, 1994 Premier Ralph Klein appointed Mirosh as the Minister of Science and Research, with responsibility to oversee the provincial government's newly created Science and Research authority.[4]

Mirosh did not run for a fourth term in office, and retired at dissolution of the Legislature in 1997.


  1. ^ "Calgary-Glenmore results 1986". Alberta Heritage. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  2. ^ "Calgary-Glenmore results 1989". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  3. ^ "Calgary-Glenmore results 1993". Alberta Heritage. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  4. ^ "Science and Research Authority Annual Report" (PDF). Government of Alberta. 1995–1996. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2008-04-20.

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Hugh Planche
MLA Calgary-Glenmore
Succeeded by
Ron Stevens