By Erika Mathieu
Voters of Cardston-Siksika have re-elected Joseph Schow of the United Conservative Party as their MLA for the next four years.
Unofficial election results showed Schow received 70.3 per cent of votes cast in the riding, with NDP candidate Colleen Quintal trailing with 17.9 per cent.
Independent Candidate Angela Tabak took 9.8 per cent, while Terry Wolsey with the Independence Party of Alberta secured 1.5 per cent, and Par Wantenaar with the Solidarity Movement of Alberta brought up the rear with 0.4 per cent.
Voters in Cardston-Siksika re-elected incumbent Joseph Schow as MLA, for a second consecutive term. Schow received 10,045 of total votes cast.
The provincial race saw the UCP secure a majority victory with 49 seats to the NDP’s 38. The UCP took in 52.6 per cent of the popular vote, with the NDP trailing at 44 per cent.
Schow told Southern Alberta Newspapers, “it’s just such a wonderful thing and I’m grateful for the support of the voters of the Cardston-Siksika for choosing me and honouring me with their vote and for the opportunity to serve, again, for another term.”
Schow added he is looking forward to meeting with his colleagues and discussing with the party leader, what the next mandate has in store for the UCP.
“What we heard from Albertans and in particular, of voters in Cardston-Siksika was wanting a government that is going to respect the ag sector, respect the energy sector, and keep life affordable, and I think we have been doing a good job for the last four years, setting Alberta up for success. I think based on the way things are going tonight, we can expect more of the same going forward with the government that respects the people that we work for and is looking forward to the future for the province of Alberta.”