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Horner tops Senate ballot in St. Albert

Doug Horner served as MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert from 2001 until Jan. 31, 2015.
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Doug Horner topped the St. Albert ballot for Senate. Senators are not elected in Canada.

Doug Horner, a former Spruce Grove-St. Albert MLA, has topped the ballot in St. Albert for the Senate. 

Senators are not elected in Canada and the prime minister appoints senators. None of the results of the Senate race in Alberta will be binding and the prime minister is not obligated to select any of the candidates Albertans vote for to sit in the federal Senate.

Horner served as MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert from 2001 until Jan. 31, 2015. The former Progressive Conservative party cabinet minister also served as deputy premier. 

Horner, who is running as an independent, has 6,256 votes. 

Pam Davidson, running under the Conservative Party banner, has 4,424 votes. 

Erika Barootes, running under the Conservative Party banner, has 4,302 votes. Barootes served as the first elected president of the United Conservative Party of Alberta, elected by members in 2018.

Provincial results for the Senate will not be available for several days. 

The following is a list of the remaining results for senate:

4. Mykhailo Martyniouk (CPC) — 2,854 votes

5. Karina Pillay (IND) — 2,798 votes

6. Duncan Kinney (IND) — 2,269 votes

7. Sunil Sookram (IND) — 1,972 votes

8. Jeff Nielsen (IND) — 1,649 votes

9. Chad Jett Thunders Saunders (IND) — 1,576 votes

10. Rick Bonnett (IND) — 1,348 votes

11. Ann McCormack (PPC) — 1,256 votes

12. Nadine R. Wellwood (PPC) — 1,208 votes

13. Kelly Lorencz (PPC) - 1,151 votes

 


Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson is the Local Journalism Initiative reporter for Great West Newspapers based in St. Albert, Alta.
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