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Thomas Dang

Thomas Dang
Dang in 2015
MLA for Edmonton-South West
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded by Matt Jeneroux
Personal details
Born (1995-04-07) April 7, 1995
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Alberta New Democratic Party
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation Student

Thomas Kyle Dang (born April 7, 1995) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.[1] Dang is the youngest MLA to ever be elected in Alberta. [2]

Dang was a computer science student at the University of Alberta. He also writes a blog on provincial politics. He defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative MLA Matt Jeneroux on the May 5, 2015 election that saw the Alberta NDP sweep the city of Edmonton and win a majority government, the first switch of governing parties in the province since the 1971 election.[3] As of 2014–15, he is a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity at the University of Alberta,[4][2] of which former Premier Peter Lougheed was also a member.

Electoral history

2015 general election

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Thomas Dang 11,729 53.0%
Progressive Conservative Matt Jeneroux 6,319 28.6%
Wildrose Cole Kander 2,291 10.4%
Liberal Rudy Arcilla 1,202 5.4%
Alberta Party Krishna Tailor 575 2.6%

References

  1. ^ "Riding results: Edmonton — South West". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Five questions with Thomas Dang, The Alberta NDP's 20-year-old MLA". Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jen Gerson (4 May 2015). "A yoga teacher, a Hugo Chavez fan and students: What an NDP government might look like in Alberta". National Post. 
  4. ^ "DU Undergraduate Officers". Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. 
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