Honourable Doug Horner – MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert

Dear Lord, we think of Honourable Doug
Horner today and ask for Your blessing on him.  
We pray that he would always demonstrate good character and be a person
of integrity, discernment and courage.  We
pray that You would continue to give MLA Doug Horner vision for our province
and the heart to serve the people of Spruce Grove – St. Albert.   Be with him as he makes decisions and give
him the plans that need to be put in place. 

President of Treasury Board and Minister of

Doug Horner was elected to his
fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Spruce Grove -St.
Albert on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012 he was named President of the Treasury
Board and Minister of Finance. Previously Mr. Horner had served as Deputy
Premier, President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Enterprise and Minister
Liaison to the Canadian Forces. He has served as vice-chair of the Agenda and
Priorities Committee since 2007.

During his second term he
served as Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and Minister of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Additionally, he was a member of the
Treasury Board and the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy.

Born in Barrhead, Alberta, to
Jean and Dr. Hugh Horner, Mr. Horner has spent most of his life in rural Alberta.
Three generations of his family have been involved in agriculture, and his
father was a previous minister of agriculture.

Mr. Horner also has a solid
business background, graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology (SAIT) with a diploma in business. After completing further studies,
he was accredited by the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Before being elected to the
Alberta Legislature, Mr. Horner had extensive experience in the private sector,
including banking in southern Alberta and the value-added sector of
agriculture. He was integral in the start-up and operations of his family’s
barley and oat processing mill. Later he became responsible for international
marketing and sales of specialty grains for ConAgra out of its Nebraska office.
After three years he moved back to Canada and established a trading company for
agrifoods and agrifeeds for domestic and international markets.

Mr. Horner is an active member
of his community. He is currently a member of the Spruce Grove & District
Chamber of Commerce, the St. Albert Parkland Rotary Club, the Royal Canadian
Legion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Association as well as several other
service and community organizations.

Mr. Horner has previously
served as a member of the Standing Committee on Law and Regulations, the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Standing Policy
Committee on Justice and Government Services. He has also served as chair of
the Alberta government’s Information and Communications Technology Implementation
Committee and vice-chair of the Alberta Grain Commission.