Naomi Rankin

Communist Party – Alberta Alberta Liberal Party New Democratic Party
Naomi Rankin
Leader of the Communist Party – Alberta
Assumed office
1992
Preceded byNorman Brudy
Personal details
Political partyCommunist
ProfessionPolitician, computer programmer

Naomi Rankin (born c. 1953)[1] is a Canadian politician and the current leader of the Communist Party – Alberta.

She has been leader of the Communist Party – Alberta since 1992 and has run in every provincial and federal election in Alberta since 1982, for the Communist Party – Alberta and the Communist Party of Canada respectively. In the last two decades, the Communist Party has rarely managed more than a few hundred votes, and has only fielded a small number of candidates.

Naomi is widowed with two children, and is retired from her career as a computer programmer. She has lived in Edmonton since 1964. She is a social activist and sings in a choir called "Notre Dame des Bananes," as well as the Richard Eaton Singers.

Electoral record

Federal

2019 Canadian federal election: Edmonton Strathcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Heather McPherson 26,823 47.3% +3.34 $91,753.90
Conservative Sam Lilly 21,035 37.1% +5.82 $88,211.43
Liberal Eleanor Olszewski 6,592 11.6% -9.13 $91,354.39
Green Michael Kalmanovitch 1,152 2.0% -0.30 $8,919.41
People's Ian Cameron 941 1.7% - none listed
Communist Naomi Rankin 125 0.2% - none listed
Marxist–Leninist Dougal MacDonald 77 0.1% -0.07 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,745 100.0
Total rejected ballots 250
Turnout 56,995 73.7
Eligible voters 77,285
New Democratic hold Swing -1.24
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
2015 Canadian federal election: Edmonton Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Amarjeet Sohi 20,423 41.24 +29.52 $136,379.94
Conservative Tim Uppal 20,331 41.06 -17.88 $126,472.41
New Democratic Jasvir Deol 6,330 12.78 -12.61 $55,302.53
Green Ralph McLean 1,096 2.21 -0.78 $1,671.63
Independent Colin Stubbs 560 1.13 $5,091.44
Libertarian Allen K.W. Paley 396 0.80
Christian Heritage Peter Downing 285 0.58 $3,798.53
Communist Naomi Rankin 96 0.19
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,517 99.54   $206,234.63
Total rejected ballots 227 0.46
Turnout 49,744 67.84
Eligible voters 73,323
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +23.70
These results were subject to a judicial recount,[4] and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The margin of Sohi over Uppal increased from 79 votes to 92 votes as a result of the recount.[5]
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Lake 27,857 61.04 +0.72 $44,902
New Democratic Nadine Bailey 10,875 23.83 +8.71 $11,236
Liberal Mike Butler 5,066 11.10 -7.40
Green Christa Baxter 1,364 2.99 -2.69 $1,705
Pirate Brent Schaffrick 374 0.82 * $2,461
Communist Naomi Rankin 100 0.22 -0.16 $562
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,636 99.58
Total rejected ballots 191 0.42 +0.07
Turnout 45,827 53.13 +1.03
Eligible voters 85,259
Conservative hold Swing -4.00


2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Lake 25,130 60.32 +1.70 $80,034
Liberal Indira Saroya 7,709 18.51 -2.64 $82,941
New Democratic Mike Butler 6,297 15.12 +0.57 $4,620
Green David Allan Hrushka 2,366 5.68 +1.21
Communist Naomi Rankin 157 0.38 +0.19 $395
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,659 100.00 $84,984
Total rejected ballots 146 0.35 +0.07
Turnout 41,805 52.0 -10.3
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Mike Lake 27,191 58.62 +16.13 $67,482
Liberal Amarjit Grewal 9,809 21.15 -21.67 $73,522
New Democratic Neal Gray 6,749 14.55 +4.85 $10,297
Green Kate Harrington 2,073 4.47 -0.19 $1,347
Independent Kyle McLeod 477 1.03 N/A $8,055
Communist Naomi Rankin 85 0.18 -0.15 $280
Total valid votes 46,384 100.00
Total rejected ballots 131 0.28 +0.16
Turnout 46,515 62.3 -2.6
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal David Kilgour 17,555 42.82 $65,152
Conservative Tim Uppal 17,421 42.49 $66,701
New Democratic Paul Reikie 3,975 9.70 $4,138
Green Michael Garfinkle 1,911 4.65 $788
Communist Naomi Rankin 135 0.33 $751
Total valid votes 40,997 100.00
Total rejected ballots 181 0.44
Turnout 41,178 59.67
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Alliance Peter Goldring 17,768 42.43 -2.14 $58,345
Liberal Sue Olsen 14,323 34.20 -0.38 $57,858
New Democratic Ray Martin 7,304 17.44 +5.65 $56,287
Progressive Conservative Kevin Mahfouz 2,252 5.37 -1.93 $1,688
Communist Naomi Rankin 222 0.53 $238
Total valid votes 41,869 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 156 0.37 +0.15
Turnout 42,025 53.42 +1.73

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997.

1997 Canadian federal election: Edmonton—Strathcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Rahim Jaffer 20,605 41.30 +1.95 $58,003
Liberal Ginette Rodger 17,654 35.38 −3.12 $58,244
New Democratic Jean McBean 7,251 14.53 +9.48 $42,936
Progressive Conservative Edo Nyland 3,614 7.24 −4.05 $10,183
Green Karina Gregory 406 0.81 +0.23 $520
Natural Law Maury Shapka 153 0.30 −0.29
Independent Naomi Rankin 115 0.23 +0.05 $1,732
Canadian Action J. Alex Ford 92 0.18 $845
Total valid votes 49,890 100.00
Total rejected ballots 101 0.20
Turnout 49,991 62.74
1993 Canadian federal election: Edmonton—Strathcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Hugh Hanrahan 19,531 39.35 +17.10
Liberal Chris Peirce 19,113 38.50 +20.61
Progressive Conservative Scott Thorkelson 5,604 11.29 −22.17
New Democratic Rita Egan 2,508 5.05 −20.27
National Adrian Greenwood 2,131 4.29
Natural Law Maury Shapka 292 0.59
Green Harry Garfinkle 287 0.58 +0.28
Independent Naomi Rankin 90 0.18
Canada Party Oran K. Johnson 83 0.17
Total valid votes 49,639 100.00
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Ross Harvey 15,051 38.20 +15.14
Progressive Conservative William Lesick 14,394 36.53 -11.95
Liberal Peggy Blair 7,167 18.19 +0.14
Reform Elaine Sim 1,728 4.39
Christian Heritage Ron Romanow 798 2.03
Communist Naomi Rankin 123 0.31 -0.07
Independent Bernie Sawatzky 88 0.22
Confederation of Regions Robert J. Yanew 53 0.13 -0.59
Total valid votes 39,402 100.00

Provincial

2019 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Strathcona
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rachel Notley 14,724 72.1% -10.32%
United Conservative Kulshan Gill 3,481 17.0% +3.41%
Alberta Party Prem Pal 1,139 5.6% --
Progressive Conservative Gary Horan 297 1.5% --
Liberal Samantha Hees 239 1.2% -2.8%
Green Stuart Andrews 227 1.1% --
  Independence Ian Smythe 86 0.4% --
  Alberta Advantage Don Meister 62 0.3% --
Communist Naomi Rankin 61 0.3% --
Wildrose Dale Doan 57 0.3% --
Independent Gord McLean 49 0.2% --
Total valid votes 20,422
Spoiled, declined, and rejected 60 17 111
Eligible voters 35,240
Turnout 58.3%
New Democratic hold Swing


2015 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Christina Gray 9,930 64.86 +50.30
Progressive Conservative Sohail Quadri 2,920 19.07 -15.13
Wildrose Baljit Sall 1,437 9.39 -14.50
Liberal Roberto Maglalang 850 5.55 -15.81
Independent Aura Leddy 129 0.84
Communist Naomi Rankin 44 0.29
Total valid votes 15,310 99.31
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 107 0.69
Registered electors / Turnout 28,130 54.81
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +32.72
Source(s)
Elections Alberta. "Electoral Division Results: Edmonton-Mill Woods".
2012 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 6,623 55.06% 4.28%
Wildrose Adam Corsaut 2,193 18.23%
Liberal Mike Butler 1,640 13.63% -16.42%
New Democratic Evelinne Teichgraber 1,336 11.11% -2.39%
Alberta Party Judy Wilson 194 1.61%
Communist Naomi Rankin 43 0.36% 0.05%
Total 12,029
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 117
Eligible electors / Turnout 25,250 48.10% 2.44%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 8.05%
Source(s)
Source: "Elections Alberta 2012 General Election". Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
"40 - Edmonton-Mill Creek". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
2008 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Mill Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gene Zwozdesky 6,857 50.78% 8.70%
Liberal Aman Gill 4,058 30.05% -5.55%
New Democratic Stephen Anderson 1,822 13.49% -0.69%
Green Glen Argan 726 5.38%
Communist Naomi Rankin 41 0.30%
Total 13,504
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 90
Eligible electors / Turnout 29,773 45.66% -3.89%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing 7.12%
2004 Alberta general election results[8] Turnout 45.04% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Weslyn Mather 5,012 48.01% -0.96%
Progressive Conservative Naresh Bhardwaj 2,992 28.66% -15.15%
New Democratic Lloyd Nelson 1,565 14.99% 7.77%
Alberta Alliance Charles Relland 829 7.94%
Communist Naomi Rankin 42 0.40% *
Total 10,440
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 62
Eligible electors / Turnout 23,319  %
  Liberal hold Swing -8.06%
2001 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laurie Blakeman 5,095 44.01% 0.06%
Progressive Conservative Don J. Weideman 4,446 38.41% 4.91%
New Democratic David Eggen 1,959 16.92% -0.08%
Communist Naomi Rankin 76 0.66%
Total 11,576
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 74
Eligible electors / Turnout 22,648 51.44% -0.66%
Liberal hold Swing -2.43%
Source(s)
Source: "Edmonton-Centre Official Results 2001 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
1997 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Riverview
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Linda Sloan 6,066 42.12
Progressive Conservative Gwen Harris 5,122 35.57
New Democratic Donna Fong 2,261 15.70
Social Credit David Prenoslo 805 5.59
Communist Naomi Rankin 61 0.42
Total valid votes 14,402
Rejected, spoiled and declined 56
Registered electors 23,040
Turnout 14,458 62.75
Liberal pickup new district.
Source(s)
"1997 General Election". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
1993 Alberta general election results[9] Turnout 63.02% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
Liberal Al Zariwny 6,542 39.41% 15.30%
New Democratic Barrie Chivers 5,121 30.85% -21.91%
Progressive Conservative Don Grimble 4,071 24.52% 8.33%
Social Credit Patrick Ellis 460 2.77% 0.37%
Greens Betty Paschen 253 1.52% -3.02%
Natural Law Benjamin Toane 108 0.65%
Communist Naomi Rankin 47 0.28% *
Total 16,602
Rejected, spoiled and declined 60
Eligible electors / Turnout 26,440  %
  Liberal pickup from NDP Swing 18.61%

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-04-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tim Uppal's request for Edmonton-Mill Woods recount granted by judge". CBC News. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Judicial recount results arriving after narrow election wins". CBC News. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Edmonton Mill Woods (Results as Certified by a Judge)". Elections Canada. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits
  8. ^ "Edmonton-Mill Woods Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
  9. ^ "Edmonton-Strathcona results 1993 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Archived from the original on December 8, 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2012.