Lord, we thank you for Premier Heather Stefanson. We ask that you would continue to guide and protect her and her family from all harm and outside threats. We ask that you would strengthen her marriage and draw her family close. We thank you for the gift of finance and political experience that You have placed in her path and we ask that you would continue to build on those things. Thank you for her past history of volunteerism and her heart for those who compete in Special Olympics. Continue to grant her wisdom as she serves the people of Manitoba in her newly expanded role as Premier of the province. Bless her in abundance! We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Heather Stefanson was elected as the MLA for Tuxedo in 2000 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016. In 2016, Stefanson was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Manitoba, and Deputy Premier. She is now Minister of Families and retains her role of Deputy Premier. An investment advisor, Stefanson earned her bachelor of arts from the University of Western Ontario before completing her financial education at the Canadian Securities Institute. She also worked as an advisor in the offices of the prime minister, the Federal Minister of Agriculture and the Provincial Minister of Education. She and her husband Jason have two children.