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Steve Young (Alberta politician)

Steven Keith Young[1] (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Riverview from 2012 until his defeat in 2015.[2] He was first elected April 23, 2012, and subsequently appointed to the role of the Chief Government Whip.

Steve Young
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MLA for Edmonton-Riverview
In office
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
Preceded byKevin Taft
Succeeded byLori Sigurdson
Personal details
Born (1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 50)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Leanne Young, Q.C.
ChildrenAbbey and Taylor
ResidenceCrestwood, Edmonton
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
OccupationLaw Instructor, Former Police Officer

Early lifeEdit

Young was born in Calgary, Alberta and after moving to the Edmonton area grew up on an acreage south east of Sherwood Park in Strathcona County.

Hockey was a strong interest and saw him play Major Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League from 1986 to 1990. The New York Islanders selected Young in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Young attended the University of Alberta and played for the Alberta Golden Bears Hockey Team.[4] While there, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education (B.Ed.), won three Canada West League Championships (1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93),[5] and a CIS National Title (1991–92).[6]

Electoral historyEdit

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 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://efpublic.elections.ab.ca/afEFUploadView.cfm?&ACID=13982
  2. ^ Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Steve Young". hockeydb.com.
  4. ^ "University of Alberta Goldenbears Alumni". goldenbearshockeyalumni.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-02-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Past Champions". cis-sic.ca.