MLA Danielle Smith, Highwood

Lord, we thank you for Ms. Danielle
Smith, Leader of the Official Opposition and MLA for Highwood. We pray that you
would be present to give her wise counsel as she governs and the answers she
needs for difficult situations. Thank you for the staff that surround her and
guide them as they work together for this province. Bless her and her family
with enjoyable times together. Amen

Leader of the Official Opposition

Danielle Smith was elected as
the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood on April 23, 2012. She was
elected as leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta on October 17, 2009. She
sits on the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and previously
served on the Standing Committee on Alberta´s Economic Future.

Prior to entering politics, Ms.
Smith was the director of provincial affairs for Alberta with the Canadian
Federation of Independent Business, CFIB. She worked with all levels of
government to represent the interests of CFIB’s 10,000 small-business members in
Alberta.

Before joining CFIB, Ms. Smith
had extensive experience in the 
media. She was an editorial writer and
columnist at the Calgary Herald for six years. She served as host of Global
Sunday, a national current affairs television talk show, and was also the host
of two prograMs. on CKMX 1060 AM radio in Calgary, Health Frontiers and
Standing Ground. She has made frequent guest appearances as a commentator on TV
and radio.

Ms. Smith’s public policy
experience began with an internship at the Fraser Institute. She was also
elected as a trustee for the Calgary board of education and served as the
director of the Alberta Property Rights Initiative and the Canadian Property
Rights Research Institute.

Ms. Smith received a BA in
English and a BA in economics from the University of Calgary. She married her
husband, David Moretta in 2006 and is the proud stepmother of David’s son
Jonathan. Danielle and David live in High River with their two dogs, Caine and
Colt.

May 30, 2013