Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville is a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada. The district is mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta using the first-past-the-post method of voting.
The electoral district, which is located in rural east central Alberta just east of Edmonton, was created in the 2004 boundary redistribution. The current boundaries of the district comprise parts of Vegreville-Viking, Redwater and Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan. The district is named after the small city of Fort Saskatchewan and the town of Vegreville.
The current representative for this district is Progressive Conservative Jacquie Fenske who was first elected in the 2012 provincial election. The district was previously represented by Progressive Conservative Ed Stelmach. Stelmach was Premier of Alberta and leader of his party from December 2006 to October 2011. While the district is currently a stronghold for Progressive Conservatives its antecedents have seen representation from the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and NDP in the recent past.
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