Once the province’s deputy premier and health minister, Sarah Hoffman will be back in the legislature for a second term — this time on the opposition bench.
“I feel excited,” Hoffman said Tuesday night. “It’s an honour to be elected by your neighbours, and to have an opportunity to represent the folks of Edmonton-Glenora is a tremendous honour.”
A united right did not give United Conservative Party candidate Marjorie Newman enough of a boost Tuesday to overcome Hoffman’s popularity in the riding.
As a newcomer to Canada and politics, Newman, a regulated immigration consultant, said she’s proud of her showing.
“I respect the decision of Glenora,” she said Tuesday night. “We put up a good fight. Our voices, our opinions, made an impact in the running.”
With 80 of 82 polls reporting
Sarah Hoffman, NDP 10,572
Marjorie Newman, UCP 5,439
Glen Tickner, Alberta Party 1,843
Clint Kelley, Alberta Independence Party 278
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