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Lori Dawn Sigurdson (born January 31, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) 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-Riverview.[2] She served as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Labour from May 24, 2015 to February 2, 2016 and re-elected on April 16, 2019.[3] She is currently Minister of Seniors and Housing in the Alberta Cabinet.[4]

Lori Sigurdson

Lori Sigurdson 2015.jpg
Sigurdson in May 2015
Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing
In office
February 2, 2016 – April 30, 2019
Preceded byJonathan Denis
Succeeded byJosephine Pon
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Riverview
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded bySteve Young
Alberta Minister of Labour
In office
May 24th, 2015 – February 2, 2016
Succeeded byChristina Gray
Personal details
Born (1961-01-31) January 31, 1961 (age 58)
Winnipeg, Manitoba[1]
Political partyAlberta New Democratic Party
ResidenceEdmonton, Alberta
Alma mater
OccupationSocial Worker, University Instructor, Politician

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Personal LifeEdit

Sigurdson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta as well as Bachelor and Masters of Social Work degrees from the University of Calgary.[3] Sigurdson worked as a Social Worker, working in child welfare casework as a supervisor in the Government of Alberta public service, mental health therapist with Alberta Catholic School Services, community development, and social policy. After working in Social Work for 25 years Sigurdson was an instructor of Social Work at the University of Calgary, MacEwan University and NorQuest College.[3]

She has also served as the director of the Bissell Centre and the manager of professional affairs for the Alberta College of Social Workers.[5] Sigurdson was awarded the John Hutton Memorial Award for social action and policy in 2017 for her outstanding contributions to the profession of Social Work.[3]

Electoral historyEdit

2019 general electionEdit

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 12,234 55.9% -6.88%
United Conservative Kara Barker 6,508 29.8% +3.45%
Alberta Party Katherine O'Neill 2,503 11.4% +8.87%
Liberal Indy Randhawa 299 1.4% -5.94%
  Independence Corey MacFadden 190 0.9% --
Independent Rob Bernshaw 135 0.6% --
Total valid votes 21,869
Rejected, spoiled and declined 58 70 11
Registered electors and turnout 33,012 66.5%
New Democratic hold Swing
Source(s)
"2019 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

2015 general electionEdit

2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 12,108 62.78 +41.64
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 3,732 19.35 -20.24
Liberal Donna Wilson 1,416 7.34 -15.49
Wildrose Ian Crawford 1,350 7.00 -7.78
Alberta Party Brandon Beringer 487 2.53 +0.87
Green Sandra Lange 135 0.70
Independent Glenn Miller 59 0.31
Total valid votes 19,287
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 128
Registered electors 31,416
Turnout 19,415 61.80 -2.43
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +30.94
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14.

2012 general electionEdit

2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Steve Young 7,288 39.59 +4.56
Liberal Arif Khan 4,202 22.83 -27.78
New Democratic Lori Sigurdson 3,892 21.14 +12.44
Wildrose John Corie 2,721 14.78 +12.55
Alberta Party Timothy Wong 306 1.66
Total valid votes 18,409
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 203
Registered electors 28,975
Turnout 18,612 64.23 +16.70
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +16.17
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Riverview". Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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