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Hon. Rachel Notley, Edmonton-Strathcona

Father, we thank you today for the Honourable Rachel Notley. We pray you would gift her with insight and wisdom for all she does. We thank you for her commitment and dedication to her community and Alberta. We pray you would use her to bless many people in Alberta and help her to stand firm for what is good. We pray for her family that they would all flourish and be touched by your peace. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Rachel Notley was first elected to represent Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008. She was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, a position she held until the 2019 election. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley. Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia’s Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel’s work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Rachel lives in Edmonton with her husband Lou and their two children.