White had ambitions of running for a seat in the Alberta Legislature. While still a municipal councilor he ran as the Liberal candidate in Edmonton-Calder for the 1989 Alberta general election. He was defeated by incumbent Christie Mjolsness of the New Democrats. White easily won the electoral district of Edmonton Mayfield in his second attempt to gain a seat in the 1993 Alberta general election defeating two term incumbent New Democrat MLA Alex McEachern. He was re-elected in the 1997 Alberta general election. The race was hotly contested, with all three candidates taking a third of the popular vote. White would be defeated by Progressive Conservative Brent Rathgeber in the 2001 Alberta general election.
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