Alberta Politics

mla support in the alberta pc leadership contest (july 14, 2011)

Here is a preliminary list and map of MLAs who are supporting candidates in the 2011 Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership contest. Please comment below or send me an email at if there are additions or subtractions to be made to this list.


2011 Alberta PC leadership MLA support July 14 2011
Map of MLA support in the 2011 Alberta PC leadership contest.

Candidate: Doug Griffiths (1 MLA)
Kyle Fawcett (Calgary-North Hill)

Candidate: Doug Horner (12 MLAs)
Ray Danyluk (Lac La Biche-St. Paul)
Wayne Drysdale (Grande Prairie-Wapiti)
Hector Goudreau (Dunvegan-Central Peace)
Jack Hayden (Drumheller-Stettler)
Jeff Johnson (Athabasca-Redwater)
Ken Kowalski (Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock)
Genia Leskiw (Bonnyville-Cold Lake)
Len Mitzel (Cypress-Medicine Hat)
Frank Oberle (Peace River)
Luke Ouellette (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake)
Dave Quest (Strathcona)
Greg Weadick (Lethbridge-West)

Candidate: Gary Mar (11 MLAs)
Naresh Bhardwaj (Edmonton-Ellerslie)
Iris Evans (Sherwood Park)
Heather Klimchuk (Edmonton-Glenora)
Mel Knight (Grande Prairie-Smoky)
Diana McQueen (Drayton Valley-Calmar)
Ron Liepert (Calgary-West)
Thomas Lukaszuk (Edmonton-Castle Downs)
Ray Prins (Lacombe-Ponoka)
Rob Renner (Medicine Hat)
George Rogers (Leduc-Beaumont-Devon)
Lloyd Snelgrove (Vermilion-Lloydminster)

Candidate: Ted Morton (10 MLAs)
Moe Amery (Calgary-East)
Carl Benito (Edmonton-Mill Woods)
Evan Berger (Livingstone-Macleod)
Jonathan Denis (Calgary-Egmont)
Doug Elniski (Edmonton-Calder)
George Groenveld (Highwood)
Broyce Jacobs (Cardston-Taber-Warner)
Dave Rodney (Calgary-Lougheed)
Tony Vandermeer (Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview)
David Xiao (Edmonton-McClung)

Candidate: Rick Orman

Candidate: Alison Redford (1 MLA)
Art Johnston (Calgary-Hays)

15 replies on “mla support in the alberta pc leadership contest (july 14, 2011)”

Art Johnson (Calgary Hays) was wearing an Alison button at the PM’s summer BBQ. He ended up at my table. 😉

Poor Art. Stuck supporting Alison because he lost his nomination and figures she’ll name him head of the police college and then he has to sit with Vitor. And that was a joke, Vitor. i know you’re a sparkling wit.

If I was making an educated guess, Alison Redford’s embarassing lack of caucus support may indicate her relationship with her colleagues. Or lack thereof. Ouch.

Obviously the second ballot will have Horner, Mar, and Morton. Mar will not have any second ballot support – just like Jim Dinning didn’t. So we’re looking at Premier Morton or Premier Horner.

If you look at the support it is obvious that Doug Horner has support in all corners of the Province….that tells me that he has colleagues in caucus that feel he understands issues facing all regions.
Some of the big Dinning supporters are also supporting Mar…..

In reference to the last comment, yes. Certainly not the end all and be all, but absolutely.

Notable as well are the numbers of party memberships each of them has sold. Not sure if those numbers are available anywhere or not, but I’ve heard that Mar has sold about 10,000 and Redford about 8,000.

Ted Morton has assembled the all-embarassment squad, I see. Benito AND Elniski? Those two have been the worst offenders for idiotic behavior and moronic quotes since the 08 elections.

What a goofy bunch. I guess since there’s no right wing base anymore, nutballs are all Morton can hope to attract.

With none of the current MLAs supporting Orman, perhaps this is a good sign. What is needed is a wholesale change in all sitting MLAs or the dynasty will simply keep rolling on. The race is “officially on” – what a joke. Most have been campaigning for months while drawing full pay/benefits and using their political status to justify moving around the province.

I think the last thing we need is our next premier owing a bunch of MLA’s favors because of their support..

Status Quo isnt going to work.. I am more likely to support a candidate with little or no caucus support so they can clean house!

Let’s see: each and every one of the sitting MLAs supported, lifted up and defended Ed Stelmach (up until the day he retired anyway and relinquished his power and control over you anyway) and you think that their endorsements will help you??? Far, far to much baggage and terrible governance with our current PC government.

Sorry guys and gal: I’ve gone Wildrose where MLAs are free to vote for their constituents and actually tell the leader to take a hike when they’re wrong….unlike the pathetic PC master/slave relationship

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