is New MLA
Progressive Conservative candidate Doug Griffiths of Castor is this constituencys new Member of the Legislature.
Voters elected him over five other candidates on Monday, April 8.
Griffiths won with 2,925 votes out of 6,552 votes tallied while taking second place was Jerry Barber for the Alberta First Party with 1,693 votes.
Others in the running were: Horst Schreiber for the Alberta Liberal Party with 1,115 votes; Robin Skitteral for the Alberta Social Credit Party with 518 votes; Lilas Lysne for the Alberta New Democratic Party who had 227 votes; and Colleen Biggs for the Alberta Greens with 74 votes.
The Wainwright Constituency by-election was necessary after former MLA Robert Fischer surprised constituents and announced his resignation late last year. Fischer ran in the last election held March 12, 2001 when 10,833 votes were cast. He got 6,912 of those in 2001.
Griffiths farms with his father and brother on a ranch just outside of Coronation and has taught at Byemoor School for the last three years. He said earlier if he was elected he would give up his teaching job.