MLA Steve Young, Edmonton-Riverview

Gracious Lord,
we ask that you continue to bless Steve Young as he serves the wonderful people
of Edmonton –Riverview and as he fulfills the role of Government Whip. Grant
him clarity, wisdom and strength in all he does and is. May he know your  love, care, compassion and peace in his life.
Thank you for his family and staff and may your awesome presence surround them
continuously! We pray in Jesus’ Name! Amen!

Government Whip

Steve Young was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Riverview on April 23, 2012. He was subsequently appointed as
vice-chair of the Government Operations Committee and a member of the Agenda
and Priorities Committee. He also serves as Government Whip.

Mr. Young also serves as a member of the following Standing Committees:
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Families
    and Communities
He was previously involved with the following Standing Committees:
  • Members´
    Services (deputy chair)
  • Alberta’s
    Economic Future
  • Resource
    Stewardship
A fourth-generation Albertan, Mr. Young grew up just outside of Edmonton
in the County of Strathcona. He attended the University of Alberta and
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1995 and an MBA specializing
in international business in 2004.

He served on the board of directors for what is now known as Servus
Credit Union for six years and chaired its Audit and Finance Committee. He is
past president of the Garneau Community League and was involved with the
Edmonton-Riverview Progressive Conservative Association for three years,
serving on the executive committee and then as president.

Mr. Young was a criminal law instructor at MacEwan University from 2007
to 2012; as an educator, he has done consulting work for the Alberta Solicitor
General, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Edmonton Transit on risk
management, operations and strategy.
During his tenure as an officer with the Edmonton Police Service from
1995 until 2012 Mr. Young gained a breadth of experience in numerous areas,
including emergency response, criminal investigations, community engagement,
crime prevention and information management. Prior to his election to the
Legislative Assembly Mr. Young was involved with a national initiative for
developing data exchange standards in partnership with Public Safety Canada,
the RCMP, the Department of Homeland Security, Mexico and INTERPOL.

A former player in the Western Hockey League and for the University of
Alberta Golden Bears, Mr. Young has also completed the Canadian Ironman
triathlon as part of the Cops for Cancer team that raised money and awareness
for cancer research.

Mr. Young along with his wife, Leanne, and their daughters, Abigail and
Taylor, reside in the community of Crestwood.

March 15, 2013