EDITOR’S NOTE: This information is for Alberta’s provincial election, NOT the upcoming federal election. For more information on candidates in the Calgary area for the Oct. 21 election, you can visit this third-party site.
Albertans will go to the polls April 16 to decide the next provincial government.
We’ve put together a list of Calgary ridings and the nominated candidates in those ridings. We’ve included links to their information. We’ll update the links that aren’t available at this time, when they do become available.
For information on what riding you live in, visit the Elections Alberta webpage.
CALGARY ELECTION CANDIDATES – Incumbent party and/or candidate in Italic
Boundaries: Macleod Tr, Anderson Rd SE, Heritage Dr SW
NDP: Kate Andrews
UCP: Tyler Shandro
Alberta Party: Lana Bentley
Liberal: Lorissa Good
In 2015, NDP’s Brandy Payne won with 34 per cent over Wildrose and PC candidates winning 31 and 29 per cent, respectively.
Boundaries: Shaganappi Trail NW, Beddington Tr NW and NE
NDP: Amanda Chapman
UCP: Josephine Pon
Liberal: Chandan Tadavaklar
This is a brand new riding, contested for the first time in 2019. Formerly Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill with parts of Calgary-Foothills (UCP) and Calgary-Northern Hills (NDP).
Boundaries: Bow Tr SW, 101 St SW, 32 Ave NW
NDP: Deborah Drever
UCP: Demetrios Nicolaides
Alberta Party: Paul Godard
Liberal: Daniel Ejumabone
Freedom Conservative Party: Regina Shakirova
- Drever won by 1.5 per cent after 35 years of PC rule in 2015.
Boundaries: 17 Ave SW, 32 Ave
NDP: Joe Ceci
UCP: Tom Olsen
Alberta Party: Omar Masood
Green: Heather Morigeau
- Calgary-Buffalo was held by Liberals for much of the time from 1986 on until it was taken by the NDP in 2015. Ceci was elected in 2015 as part of Calgary-Fort, which is now largely redrawn into Calgary-Peigan.
Boundaries: 32 Ave NE, McKnight Blvd NE, 84 St NE
NDP: Ricardo Miranda
UCP: Mickey Amery
Alberta Party: Braham Luddu
Liberal: Naser Al-Kukhun
- Miranda is running for re-election in another conservative stronghold that was flipped in 2015.
Boundaries: Sarcee Tr SW, Richmond Rd SW, 14 St SW
NDP: Brian Malkinson
UCP: Nicholas Milliken
Alberta Party: Lindsay Luhnau
Liberal: Joshua Codd
- Liberals held the seat from 2004-2012; it went back to the PCs in 2012 before being taken in 2015 NDP wave.
Boundaries: Memorial Dr E, 17 Ave SE, 16 Ave NE
UCP: Peter Singh
Liberal: Michelle Robinson
- Robyn Luff took this seat for the NDP in 2015 from longtime PC MLA Moe Amery, but was removed from their caucus after alleging Premier Notley’s government ran on “fear and intimidation.”
Boundaries: Nose Hill Dr NW, Sarcee Tr NW
UCP: Prasad Panda
NDP: Julia Hayter
Alberta Party: Joanne Gui
Green: Carl Svoboda
- Another brand-new riding, comprised of former riding Calgary-Hawkwood (NDP), and former parts of Calgary-Foothills (UCP) and Calgary-Varsity (NDP). Panda is currently the MLA for Calgary-Foothills.
Boundaries: Richardson Way SW, Glenmore Trail SW
Alberta Party: Greg Clark
UCP: Doug Schweitzer
NDP: Janet Eremenko
Liberal: Robin Macintosh
- A safe conservative riding of former PC premiers Ralph Klein and Alison Redford, this went to the centrist Alberta Party in 2015, one of their three seats in Alberta.
Boundaries: 64 Ave NE, 84 St NE
UCP: Devinder Toor
NDP: Parmeet Singh
Alberta Party: Jasbir Dhari
Liberal: Deepak Sherma
- A new riding comprised of formerly Calgary-Falconridge and parts of Calgary-East and Calgary-McCall. The current MLA is independent Pradheep Gill, who was ejected from the UCP caucus over a ballot-stuffing controversy and has since become a key figure in the Jeff Callaway “kamikaze” affair. He is not running again in 2019.
Boundaries: Macleod Tr SE, Stony Trail SE
UCP: Richard Gotfried
NDP: Rebecca Bounsall
Alberta Party: Robert Tremblay
Liberal: John Roggeveen
Independent: Thomas Manasek
- Calgary-Fish Creek has only had three MLAs since 1978, all conservatives, including Gotfried, who won for the PCs in 2015.
Boundaries: Country Hills Blvd NW, Symons Valley Rd NW, Evanspark Blvd NW
UCP: Jason Luan
NDP: Sameena Arif
Alberta Party: Jennifer Wyness
Freedom Conservative Party: Kari Pomerleau
- Calgary-Foothills has voted conservative since 1971; in 2015, it was then-Premier Jim Prentice’s seat.
Boundaries: 37 St SW, Glenmore Tr SW
NDP: Jordan Stein
UCP: Whitney Issik
Alberta Party: Scott Appleby
Liberal: Shirley Ksienski
Green Party: Allie Tullick
- NDP candidate Anam Kazim won by just six votes in 2015, and was defeated by Stein for the nomination this time.
Boundaries: Stoney Tr SE, 130 Av SE
UCP: Ric McIver
NDP: Tory Tomblin
Alberta Party: Chris Nowell
Independent: Kenneth Morice
Boundaries: McKnight Blvd NE, 36 St NE, 14 St NW
NDP: Craig Coolahan
UCP: Jeremy Nixon
Alberta Party: Kara Levis
Liberal: Michael Macdonald
- Coolahan took this seat in 2015; after unsuccessfully running in the last two elections as a Wildrose Party candidate, Nixon is attempting to take the seat for the UCP.
Boundaries: 146 Ave SW, James McKevit Rd SW
UCP: Jason Kenney
NDP: Julia Bietz
Alberta Party: Rachel Timmermans
Liberal: Wilson McCutchan
Boundaries: Deerfoot Tr NE, Country Hills Blvd NE
NDP: Irfan Sabir
UCP: Jasraj Singh Hallan
Alberta Party: Avinash Khangura
Liberal: Faiza Ali Abda
Green Party: Janice Fraser
- Calgary-McCall went Liberal in 2008 and 2012 before joining the NDP wave in 2015.
Boundaries: 16 Ave NE and NW, 32 Ave NW
Liberal: David Khan
NDP: Kathleen Ganley
Alberta Party: Angela Kokott
UCP: Jeremy Wong
Green Party: Thana Boonlert
Independent: Monica Freisz
Mountain View is seen as one of the more interesting races in Calgary. A strongly left-leaning riding, the Liberals have held this seat since 2004; their leader David Khan is attempting to enter the legislature. Former news personality Angela Kokott is attempting to take it for the Alberta Party, and she may have had an assist from the UCP. The night before the election was called, UCP candidate Caylan Ford, viewed as a “star” candidate, resigned after a leaked Facebook comment by her in which she expressed sympathy for white supremacist terrorists. On March 21, Wong, who lost the nomination to Ford, was appointed as the replacement candidate.
Boundaries: Country Hills Blvd NW, Symons Valley Py NW, 144 Ave NW
NDP: Kelly Mandryk
UCP: Muhammad Yaseen
Alberta Party: Gary Arora
Liberal: Saliha HaqA
- This riding previously existed from 1959-1971, and has been re-established for 2019 from parts of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill and Calgary-Northern Hills.
Boundaries: Harvest Hills Blvd N, Country Hills Blvd NE
UCP: Rajan Sawhney
NDP: Gurbachan Brar
Alberta Party: Nate Pike
Liberal: Gul Khan
- Like Calgary-North, this is an old riding re-established for 2019, from parts of Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill and Calgary-McCall. Both the UCP and NDP nominations in this riding had ballot-stuffing controversies.
Boundaries: Nose Hill Dr NW, Stoney Tr NW, Country Hills Blvd NW
UCP: Sonya Savage
NDP: Hafeez Chishti
Alberta Party: Andrew Bradley
Liberal: Prerna Mahtani
Freedom Conservative Party: Cam Khan
Independent: Roberta McDonald
- Sandra Jansen won this riding for the PCs in 2015, before crossing the floor to become an NDP cabinet minister. She is not running for re-election.
Boundaries: Peigan Dr, 17 Ave SE, 130 Ave SE
NDP: Joseph Pimlott
UCP: Tanya Fir
Alberta Party: Ron Reinhold
Liberal: Jaroslav Giesbrecht
Freedom Conservative Party: Sheyne Espey
- A new district created largely from former Calgary-Fort.
Boundaries: Stoney Tr SE, Macleod Trail SE, Shawnessy Blvd SW, Spruce Meadows Way SW
NDP: Graham Sucha
UCP: Rebecca Schulz
Alberta Party: Bronson Ha
Liberal: Vesna Samardzija
Green: John Daly
- Sucha won this riding by around 100 votes in 2015.
Boundaries: Stoney Trail SE
Alberta Party: Rick Fraser
UCP: Matt Jones
NDP: Heather Eddy
Independent: Richard Fontaine
- Fraser joined the Alberta Party from the PCs after his election in 2015.
- On March 24, UCP candidate Eva Kiryakos resigned after deleted social media posts by her about Muslim refugees and transgender washrooms were unearthed. This happened a week after Calgary-Mountain View UCP candidate Caylan Ford resigned for similar reasons. The UCP appointed Matt Jones to replace Kiryakos.
Boundaries: John Laurie Blvd NW, 16 St NW, Crowchild Tr NW, Shaganappi Tr NW
NDP: Anne McGrath
UCP: Jason Copping
Alberta Party: Beth Barbaree
Liberal: Ryan Campbell
Green Party: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes
Independent: Christopher McAndrews
Calgary-Varsity first veered left in 2004, electing Liberal Harry Chase. It went back to the PCs after Chase’s retirement in 2012, before Stephanie McLean won it for the NDP in 2015. McLean served in the NDP cabinet, but resigned in early 2018, choosing not to run for re-election. McGrath is executive director of Notley’s southern Alberta office and former chief of staff to late federal NDP leader Jack Layton.
Boundaries: 12 Ave SW, Sarcee Tr SW
UCP: Mike Ellis
NDP: Gushtan Akter
Alberta Party: Frank Penkala
Liberal: Ben Midgely
Freedom Conservative Party: Rio Aiello
- Ellis won this riding overwhelmingly in 2015 over NDP and Wildrose opponents.