Here are some of the prominent candidates who won or lost seats in the provincial vote Monday April 23, 2012.
Alberta PC Leader Alison Redford makes a campaign stop in Calgary on Saturday.
Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith speaks to media by her bus during a campaign stop at the Dow Centennial Centre trade show in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., on April 21, 2012.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press
Liberal Leader Raj Sherman held on to his seat in the Edmonton-Meadowlark riding.
Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason speaks to reporters about the resignation of provincial Liberal leader David Swann, at the Alberta Legislature, in Edmonton, on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. NDP, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, WON
MLA Kent Hehr was one of a handful of Liberal candidates to win a seat. He ran in Calgary Buffalo riding.
Pearl Calahasen, PC candidate for Lesser Slave Lake, won out after a tight race with Wildrose candidate Darryl Boisson.
MP Doug Horner waits for the start of an Alberta PC Party leadership debate in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. PC, held seat
Provincial health ministers Michael de Jong of BC, left, Fred Horne, center, of Alberta, and Don McMorris, right of Saskatchewan line up for a news conference following a meeting of provincial health ministers at the Lord Nelson hotel in Halifax, NS, on Nov. 24th. 2011. PC, held seatSandor Fizli
Wildrose candidate Ron Leech, left, talks to reporters in Calgary, Alta., Friday, April 20, 2012. Behind PC, current results suggest he is going to lose. Mr. Leech is an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and found himself in hot water after saying on a radio talk show: “I think, as a Caucasian, I have an advantage. When different community leaders such as a Sikh leader or a Muslim leader speaks they really speak to their own people in many ways. As a Caucasian, I believe that I can speak to all the community.”
Despite high hopes, the fledgling Alberta Party, lead by interim leader Sue Huff in Edmonton-Glenora, has so far failed to take an assembly seat.
Wildrose candidate Allan Hunsperger lost the Edmonton -South West riding to PC Matt Jeneroux. Mr. Hunsperger caused a stir during the campaign with statements that critics called intolerant. In a year-old blog post, the pastor said gays will spend eternity in a “lake of fire, hell.”
John Barlow, PC, lost to Danielle Smith of WRP. An associate newspaper publisher with deep ties and a lengthy record of community volunteering, he felt he had a good shot of winning.