MLA Rick Strankman, Drumheller-Stettler

Lord God, it is with gratitude that we
come before you for MLA Rick Strankman. We recognize the important call on his
life serving the constituents of Drumheller-Stettler. May he experience
continued fresh vision and carry out his role with renewed strength. May he
have the satisfaction of seeing the fruit of his labours. Bless him and his
family and keep them safe. Amen

Rick Strankman was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta for the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler on April 23, 2012. In
addition to serving on both the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the
legislative policy committee on Alberta’s Economic Future, he is the Tourism,
Parks and Recreation critic.

Mr. Strankman has owned and
operated a farming business since 1973. From 1999 to 2011 he also volunteered
as secretary/treasurer of the Western Barley Growers Association. Although
initially interested in agriculture, Mr. Strankman became increasingly involved
in politics and social activism in response to federal regulation of the
agriculture industry, including legislation relating to the Canadian Wheat
Board.

His commitment to public
service began early on and as a youth Mr. Strankman was honoured with the
Queen’s scout award by Boy Scouts of Canada.

Mr. Strankman also has a keen
interest in aviation and has held a pilot’s licence and done aerial application
since 1974.

He and his wife Dianne live in
Altario and have two grown children.

March 13, 2013