Honourable Doug Griffiths – MLA for Battle River-Wainwright

Father in Heaven, we ask for Your
blessing to be on Honourable Doug Griffiths, MLA for Battle River –
Wainwright.   Thank-you for the
experience he brings that is an asset not only to the people he represents but
to the committees he sits on.  Generously
give him the wisdom and knowledge he needs as he works with his fellow
colleagues.  In Your Name, Amen

Minister of Service Alberta

Doug Griffiths was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta at the age of 29 for the constituency of Wainwright in a by-election
on April 8, 2002. He was re-elected to the Legislature to represent the
constituency of Battle River-Wainwright on November 22, 2004, March 3, 2008,
and for a fourth term on April 23, 2012.

On December 13, 2013, Mr. Griffiths was sworn-in as Minister of Service
Alberta. He previously served as Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Previous appointments include serving as parliamentary assistant for the
Department of Finance and Enterprise and as parliamentary assistant to the
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He also served on the following
committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Safety and Services
  • Standing
    Committee on Health
  • Public
    Accounts
  • Standing
    Committee on the Economy
  • Alberta
    Grain Commission (vice-chair)
  • Private
    Members Business House Strategy Committee (chair)
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Energy and Sustainable Development (chair)
  • Rural
    Development Strategies Task Force (chair)
  • Agenda
    and Priorities Committee
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Economic Development and Finance
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Agriculture and Municipal Affairs
  • Learning
    Alberta Steering Committee
  • Health
    Services Utilization and Outcomes Commission (now called the Health
    Quality Council)
  • MLA
    Committee on Strengthening Alberta’s Role in Confederation
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts (deputy chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on Resources and Environment
Before becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Griffiths
received an honours degree in philosophy and a degree in education, both from
the University of Alberta. During the three years prior to his election he
taught at Byemoor School, where he was nominated every year for an award in
teaching, once for the Edwin Parr Award and twice for the Pan Canadian Student
Choice Award.

Mr. Griffiths and his wife, Sue, have two boys, Austin (born December
2005) and Brady (born August 2008).