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Honourable Dave Hancock; Edmonton-Whitemud

Thank you, Lord, for Edmonton-Whitemud
MLA, Hon. Dave Hancock and his passion as he represents the people of his
constituency. We pray for him to experience renewed strength and joy as he
serves in his many responsibilities and seeks to meet the various needs of
Albertans. Give him wisdom and insight to know what he should attend to today
to be most effective. May he and his family find opportunity to enjoy
recreational time together. In Jesus Name, Amen

Minister of Human Services

Government
House Leader

Dave 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.

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

Prior 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.

In 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.

He 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.

Dave 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.

He 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.

Dave 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.

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

May 14, 2012