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Honourable Jeff Johnson – MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater

Father God, we pray today for Hon.
Jeff Johnson and the significant role he fills as the Minister of Education. We
are grateful for the variety of options that families have here In Alberta to
educate their children according to their preference. We pray that you Lord
will surround Mr. Johnson with key people from all over the province who will
not only represent but be a voice for the needs of students from kindergarten through
to university. It is our prayer today that you would give him wisdom as he and
his colleagues collaborate and make crucial decisions. Refresh and energize him
and give him health and strength. Amen

Minister of Education

Jeff Johnson was elected to his first term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater (formerly
Athabasca-Redwater) on March 3, 2008.

In May 2012, Mr. Johnson was appointed Minister of Education. This
appointment builds on Mr. Johnson’s experience as co-chair of the pioneering Inspiring
committee. He has previously served as Minister of Infrastructure,
Minister responsible for the Oil Sands Secretariat and Parliamentary Assistant
to the Treasury Board.

In addition to his regular duties as an MLA and the Minister of
Education, he serves as a member of the Treasury Board, the Agenda and
Priorities Committee and the Operations Committee, as well as the Ministerial
Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jeff has experience working in both the financial markets as a futures
trading floor pit boss and in building a series of successful small businesses.
As owner and president of the largest rural Xerox sales agency in Western
Canada, he was recognized as the Xerox Canada Agent of the Year three times and
selected to be one of six members appointed to the National Agent Council.

As a former coach and trainer, Jeff has enjoyed working with hockey
players at the junior, college and pro levels and learned the importance of
mentoring and teamwork.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and he continues to
remain an active member of his community through various organizations like his
local Rotary Club and his family’s church.

He and his wife, Kim, along
with their three young children continue to live in beautiful Athabasca.