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LeRoy Fjordbotten

Edwin LeRoy Fjordbotten (November 4, 1938 – June 8, 2017) was a Canadian provincial level politician, farmer and auctioneer. He served as cabinet minister in the government of Alberta serving various portfolios from 1982 to 1992. He held as seat in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as an MLA in the governing Progressive Conservative caucus from 1979 to 1993.[1]

LeRoy Fjordbotten
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1979–1993
Preceded by Thomas Walker
Succeeded by District abolished
Constituency Macleod
Minister of Agriculture
In office
November 1982 – May 1986
Preceded by Dallas Schmidt
Succeeded by Peter Elzinga
Minister of Tourism
In office
May 1986 – 1986 or 1987
Preceded by Horst Schmid
Succeeded by Donald Sparrow
Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife
In office
1986 or 1987 – December 14, 1992
Preceded by Donald Sparrow
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1938-11-04)November 4, 1938
Claresholm, Alberta
Died June 8, 2017(2017-06-08) (aged 78)
Alberta, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative

Political careerEdit

Fjordbotten first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a Progressive Conservative candidate for the 1979 Alberta general election. He won a sizable majority defeating three other candidates to hold the electoral district of Macleod for the Progressive Conservatives.[2] He was re-elected in the 1982 Alberta general election winning a landslide and defeating five other candidates.[3]

After his convincing re-election win Fjordbotten was appointed to his first position in the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister of Agriculture. He would serve that post for most of his second term in office. He would become Minister of Tourism after Don Getty became premier of the province. Fjordbotten would handily win his third term winning a three way race in the 1986 Alberta general election.[4] He held his cabinet post for less than a year after the election before being promoted to be the new Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife. He retained that cabinet post after he was re-elected in the 1989 Alberta general election.[5] When Ralph Klein became premier in 1992 Fjordbotten was not part of the new cabinet. He did not run again for re-election when the assembly was dissolved in 1993. He died in June 2017 at the age of 78.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberta Teachers' Association (January 1980). A Guide to Alberta's 19th Legislature. 
  2. ^ "Macleod results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Macleod results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Macleod results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Macleod results 1989". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/provincial-news/2017/06/15/former-alberta-tory-cabinet-minister-leroy-fjordbotten-dies-at-78/
  7. ^ https://www.myalternatives.ca/carstairs/obituaries/2017-fjordbotten-edwin-leroy

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