Honourable Doug Horner; Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Father God, we bring Hon. Doug Horner
before you asking that you would give him strength and well-being in every area
of life so that he may fulfill his call to meet the needs of his constituents
in Spruce Grove – St. Albert. May he be aware of the resources available to him
to have success today. Thank you for his hard work and that he is known as a
person of integrity. May he and his family members  experience your blessing upon their lives. In
Your Name, Amen

President
of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance



Doug Horner
was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Spruce Grove -St. Albert on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012 he was named
President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance. Previously Mr. Horner
had served as Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board, Minister of
Enterprise and Minister Liaison to the Canadian Forces. He has served as
vice-chair of the Agenda and Priorities Committee since 2007.



During his
second term he served as Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Additionally, he was a
member of the Treasury Board and the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy.



Born in
Barrhead, Alberta, to Jean and Dr. Hugh Horner, Mr. Horner has spent most of
his life in rural Alberta. Three generations of his family have been involved
in agriculture, and his father was a previous minister of agriculture.



Mr. Horner
also has a solid business background, graduating from the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology (SAIT) with a diploma in business. After completing
further studies, he was accredited by the Institute of Canadian Bankers.



Before being
elected to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Horner had extensive experience in the
private sector, including banking in southern Alberta and the value-added
sector of agriculture. He was integral in the start-up and operations of his
family’s barley and oat processing mill. Later he became responsible for
international marketing and sales of specialty grains for ConAgra out of its
Nebraska office. After three years he moved back to Canada and established a
trading company for agrifoods and agrifeeds for domestic and international
markets.



Mr. Horner
is an active member of his community. He is currently a member of the Spruce
Grove & District Chamber of Commerce, the St. Albert Parkland Rotary Club,
the Royal Canadian Legion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Association as well as
several other service and community organizations.



Mr. Horner
has previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Law and
Regulations, the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the
Standing Policy Committee on Justice and Government Services. He has also
served as chair of the Alberta government’s Information and Communications
Technology Implementation Committee and vice-chair of the Alberta Grain
Commission.


September 25, 2013