Muriel Abdurahman - Political Career - Provincial Politics

Provincial Politics

Abdurahman first attempted to enter provincial politics in 1986, running in the electoral district of Clover Bar in the 1986 Alberta general election. She ran under the Progressive Conservative banner finishing a distant second place in a field of four candidates to Representative incumbent MLA Walt Buck. She ran for a second time as a Liberal candidate in the 1993 Alberta general election. Due to redistribution she ran in the new Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan electoral district and defeated incumbent Independent MLA Kurt Gesell. Aburahman ran for a second term in the 1997 Alberta general election. She increased her popular vote but was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Rob Lougheed.

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