Honourable Doug Griffiths, Battle River-Wainwright

Father, we are
thankful for MLA Doug Griffiths and the experience he brings to his role in our
legislature. Thank you for his service to the people of his community and his desire
to make changes that are important to them. Give him the wisdom he needs each
day. Help him to take time with family and friends to be revitalized. In
Christ’s name, Amen.

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Doug Griffiths was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta at the age of 29 for the constituency of Wainwright in a by-election
on April 8, 2002. He was re-elected to the Legislature to represent the
constituency of Battle River-Wainwright on November 22, 2004, March 3, 2008,
and for a fourth term on April 23, 2012.

On May 8, 2012 Mr. Griffiths was named Minister of Municipal Affairs, a
position he was originally sworn into in October 2011.

Previous appointments include serving as parliamentary assistant for the
Department of Finance and Enterprise and as parliamentary assistant to the
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He also served on the following
committees:

  • Standing Committee on Public
    Safety and Services
  • Standing Committee on Health
  • Public Accounts
  • Standing Committee on the
    Economy
  • Alberta Grain Commission
    (vice-chair)
  • Private Members Business
    House Strategy Committee (chair)
  • Standing Policy Committee on
    Energy and Sustainable Development (chair)
  • Rural Development Strategies
    Task Force (chair)
  • Agenda and Priorities
    Committee
  • Standing Policy Committee on
    Economic Development and Finance
  • Standing Policy Committee on
    Agriculture and Municipal Affairs
  • Learning Alberta Steering
    Committee
  • Health Services Utilization
    and Outcomes Commission (now called the Health Quality Council)
  • MLA Committee on
    Strengthening Alberta’s Role in Confederation
  • Standing Committee on Public
    Accounts (deputy chair)
  • Standing Committee on
    Resources and Environment

Before becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Griffiths
received an honours degree in philosophy and a degree in education, both from
the University of Alberta. During the three years prior to his election he
taught at Byemoor School, where he was nominated every year for an award in
teaching, once for the Edwin Parr Award and twice for the Pan Canadian Student
Choice Award.

Mr. Griffiths and his wife, Sue, have two boys, Austin (born December
2005) and Brady (born August 2008).

May 14, 2012