Father in heaven, we thank you today for the Honourable Nathan Cooper. As the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly we ask that you help him as he serves all MLAs equally. Lead and guide him as he directs debates and proceedings and grant him wisdom in accordance with your word. We declare your blessing, protection and favour upon the Honourable Nathan Cooper and his family today. Amen.
Nathan Cooper was elected in 2015 and again in 2019. On May 21, 2019, he was elected by his fellow MLAs to serve as the 14th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He also serves as the chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services. Prior to serving as MLA, Mr. Cooper held a number of positions but most recently was chief of staff and director of legislative affairs for the Wildrose caucus. Previous to this, he served two terms as councillor for the town of Carstairs. Having been involved in the 4-H program from a young age, Mr. Cooper continues to support 4-H as a volunteer judge. Mr. Cooper also had the privilege of being a Rotary Club exchange student in 1998 and still continues to support the Rotary Club today.