04/22/2012 04:30 EDT | Updated 06/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith: journalist turned libertarian leader

A look at Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose party:

Age: 41

Born: April 1, 1971, in Calgary

Hometown: Calgary

Education: Bachelor of arts in English and economics from University of Calgary

Personal: Husband David Moretta. One child from Moretta's previous marriage

Riding: Highwood. Doesn't currently hold the seat.

Political Background: Elected leader of the Wildrose in October 2009. Former trustee with the Calgary Board of Education.

Before Politics: Journalist writing editorials for the Calgary Herald. Host of current affairs show on Global TV. Property rights advocate. Head of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.