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William Skoreyko

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William Skoreyko
Member of Parliament
for Edmonton East
In office
1958–1979
Preceded byAmbrose Holowach
Succeeded byWilliam Yurko
Personal details
Born(1922-12-08)December 8, 1922
Edmonton, Alberta
DiedSeptember 28, 1987(1987-09-28) (aged 64)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
OccupationBusinessman

William Skoreyko (December 8, 1922 – September 28, 1987) was a businessman, service station owner, and a member of the Parliament of Canada from 1958–79.

Skoreyko first ran for election to the House of Commons of Canada in the Edmonton East district in the 1958 federal election; he defeated incumbent MP Ambrose Holowach.

Skoreyko's electoral history is interesting as regards his opponents, several of whom had been or would later be successful politicians in other offices. In the 1962 federal election, he defeated John Decore, former MP for Vegreville, and Lucien Maynard, former Attorney-General of Alberta, in a hotly contested election.

In the 1963 election. Skoreyko again defeated Maynard as well as future Edmonton mayor Ivor Dent. In 1965. he beat Preston Manning, the son of Alberta premier Ernest Manning and future leader of the Reform Party of Canada. He retired in 1979 undefeated after serving seven consecutive terms.

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