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Dr. Raj Sherman – MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark

Dear Heavenly Father we are grateful
for Dr. Raj Sherman and the experience he brings to his role as Liberal leader
here in Alberta.  We ask that You will
direct his thoughts and plans as he serves on various committees and
boards.  Thank You that as he and his
colleagues work together that You will guide them to the strategies to best
fulfill their goals and objectives. 
Bless him today.  Amen.

Liberal Opposition Leader

Dr. Raj Sherman was elected to
his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Meadowlark
on April 23, 2012. In September 2011 he became Leader of the Liberal
Opposition. Previously he served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of
Health and Wellness from March 12, 2008, to November 22, 2010.

Dr. Sherman completed his
medical studies at the University of Alberta, and after obtaining his MD from
the Faculty of Medicine, he specialized in family and emergency medicine. During
the first term of his medical career he served as a STARS flight physician, as
president of the section of emergency medicine for the Alberta Medical
Association (AMA) and as a member of the AMA Health Issues Council.

Among his many professional
accomplishments Dr. Sherman received a gold pin for his service with STARS, a
bronze medal from the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories, and
the Alan Drummond advocacy award from the Canadian Association of Emergency
Physicians.

Dr. Sherman is a past member of
the University of Alberta Senate and a clinical lecturer at the University of
Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine. He continues to be a keynote speaker and
panellist at national health conferences.

Active in his community, Dr.
Sherman is a director of the Society for Helping Lives in Poverty, a past
member of the McKernan housing community, and a soccer and basketball coach. He
also runs a small construction business designing and building custom-made
homes.

In July 2011 he was voted one
of the 50 most influential Albertans by Alberta Venturemagazine.

He continues practising
emergency medicine on weekends in Edmonton, Alberta.