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MLA Sharif Haji, Edmonton-Decore

Lord Jesus we are thankful for the ethnic diversity found in our province such as Sharif Haji newly elected to serve in our legislature. Father prepare the way for Sharif as begins his new position of MLA for Edmonton-Decore and may he be a valuable addition to our official opposition. Bless him and keep him in Your care as serves in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.


Sharif Haji was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Decore on May 29, 2023. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Haji was the executive director for the Africa Centre, from 2019 to 2023. He held various positions with the government of Alberta through 2014 to 2019 including manager of Alberta’s provincial affordable housing strategy, and Alberta’s primary health care strategy, and as a policy analyst. He also worked as the programs coordinator for the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition.  Mr. Haji received the Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee medal in 2023. He was born in Somalia and holds both an undergraduate degree from the University of South Africa, and a master’s degree in public health, with specialization on global health, from the University of Alberta. Mr. Haji is married and has three children.