Honourable Dave Hancock, Edmonton-Whitemud

Father in Heaven, we thank you for
Hon. Dave Hancock and the position he holds in our provincial government. We
pray for wisdom and strength to handle the concerns of the day. Shine your
light upon difficult situations and give him the understanding and the
solutions that are needed. We thank you for his colleagues and we pray in all
their daily administration that they would continue to work together for the
betterment of our province. Amen

Minister of Human Services

Government House Leader

Hancock is in his fifth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Whitemud. On May 8, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Human Services
and Government House Leader.

addition, Dave currently serves as a member of the Operations Committee and the
Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Health & Safety.

to his current appointment, Dave served as Minister of Education, vice-chair of
the Cabinet Policy Committee on Community Services and as a member of the
Agenda and Priorities Committee and the Treasury Board.

his third term, Dave served as Minister of Health and Wellness and as
Government House Leader. He was also appointed as a member of the Agenda and
Priorities Committee, Treasury Board, the Legislative Review Committee, the Privileges
and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing Committee, and the Cabinet Policy
Committee on Community Services.

has previously served as the Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of
Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal
Affairs, and vice-chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Education and
Employment. During each of his terms in office, Dave has served as a member of
Treasury Board and the Agenda and Priorities Committee.

is a lawyer by profession and was a partner with Matheson and Company,
Barristers and Solicitors, before entering public service. He received an arts
degree in political science and economics, and a law degree from the University
of Alberta.

is a strong believer in giving back to the community. He supports numerous
nonprofit and service organizations as time permits, including Success By 6,
Meals on Wheels, and Kiwanis Club.

was born in Fort Resolution, N.W.T. He lived in Hazelton, B.C., and the
northern Alberta community of Fort Vermilion, graduating from La Crête Public
School before moving to Edmonton to attend university.

and his wife, Janet, have three children: Ian, Janis and Janine.

14, 2012