MLA Brian Mason; Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

Dear Lord, today we pray for MLA Mr.
Brian Mason that you would give him wisdom and clarity of thought to make the
best decisions for the constituency of Edmonton – Highlands – Norwood. Thank
you for the service he provides for us and we pray that you would help him in
the day to day tasks to be free of stress. Bless him and his family. Amen
ND Opposition Leader

Brian Mason was first elected
as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in a
2000 by-election. He was re-elected in the provincial general election of March
12, 2001, and was subsequently appointed House Leader of the New Democrat
caucus and critic responsible for human resources, finance and agriculture.

Mr. Mason was appointed to the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 28, 2012.

On September 18, 2004, Mr.
Mason became leader of the New Democrats. Mr. Mason was elected to his third
term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on
November 22, 2004, his fourth term on March 3, 2008, and his fifth term on
April 23, 2012.

Previously, he has served as a
member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Members’ Service
Committee, the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment, Standing
Committee on Government Services and the Standing Committee on the Economy.

Before his election to the Alberta
Legislature, Mr. Mason served as city of Edmonton councillor for ward 3. He was
first elected in October 1989 and won three subsequent civic elections. As a
member of city council for 11 years Mr. Mason gained a reputation as a tough
and effective voice for his constituents. During this time Mr. Mason chaired
the non-profit Housing Board and served on the Taxi Commission, Library board
and Northlands board.

Following his political science
studies at the University of Alberta, he became politically active, serving as
the executive director of the Alberta Federation of Students from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Mason has lived in
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood for over 20 years with his wife, Karin, and their
two sons, Peter and Alex.

6, 2012