A look at Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose party:
Born: April 1, 1971, in 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.