Honourable David Eggen – MLA for Edmonton-Calder

today we lift up Hon. David Eggen to your throne of grace. We ask that you
would give him insight and understanding as he serves in the Premier’s cabinet
as Minister of Education. We are aware of the enormous responsibility he has of
fairly representing the education needs of the families of this province. We
pray that your hand would be upon him and that you would surround him with wise
counsellors. May he sense your presence with him as he serves and keep him in
good health. Amen

Minister of Education

David Eggen was sworn in as the Minister of
Education and as the Minister of Culture and Tourism on May 24, 2015.

Mr. Eggen was elected as the Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Calder on April 23, 2012 and again on May 5,
2015. He previously represented the constituency from 2004 to 2008 and served
as the ND’s critic for energy, education, environment and sustainable resource

Mr. Eggen has served as a member of the following
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Select
    Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Standing
    Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund

Mr. Eggen was educated at
the University of Alberta, where he received a bachelor of education degree in
1984. He then went to Zimbabwe, where he taught for three years. Upon his
return to Edmonton he taught at a number of local schools from 1990 to 2004.