Honourable Ken Hughes – MLA for Calgary-West

We are thankful today, Heavenly Father
for Honourable Ken Hughes as he serves the people of Calgary – West.  We pray that he and his family would be
blessed and experience health and safety. 
We ask that Your presence would be with him in the very important work
he does every day as an MLA and that the decisions he makes always would be in
the best interests of all Albertans. 

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Ken Hughes was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta for the constituency of Calgary-West on April 23, 2012. On December
13, 2013 Mr. Hughes was named Minister of Municipal Affairs. He previously
served as Minister of Energy.

Mr. Hughes holds an
undergraduate degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta. He also has
a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University (1981-1983) with a focus on public and
corporate finance.

Mr. Hughes is an entrepreneur
and the founder of the insurance brokerage firm Alpine Insurance &
Financial, Inc., with offices across Alberta. As a successful businessman Mr.
Hughes is keenly aware of how the ebb and flow of the economy affects Alberta families.
Mr. Hughes is a certified director (ICD.D) and has worked in several business
sectors, including property and casualty insurance, energy and energy services
and information technology.

Mr. Hughes has a distinguished
public service career, which includes serving as the founding chair of Alberta
Health Services (2008-2011), chair of the former Headwaters Health Authority
(1994-1995) and federal Member of Parliament for the rural riding of Macleod
(1988-1993), including appointment as Parliamentary Assistant to the Deputy
Prime Minister. Earlier in his career he gained significant experience working
at provincial, national and international levels while serving in the positions
of senior adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and executive assistant to
the Alberta Minister of Education.

Mr. Hughes’ family roots extend
deeply in the Alberta cattle industry, prior to the creation of the province of
Alberta. Personally, he has served in leadership roles with community
organizations as well as volunteering across the province. This includes work
on voluntary and community boards like the Lethbridge Community College Board
of Governors, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board, the Calgary Counseling
Centre, the 2002 Kananaskis Summit Advisory Committee, the 2005 and 2008
Alberta World Cup of Cross-Country Skiing Organizing Committees, the Calgary
World Fair Bid Committee Board and the Calgary Technologies Inc. Board. He is
the first non-U.S. citizen to be asked to serve on the Board of Trustees of the
Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City. As part of a group of 37 Albertans
Mr. Hughes and his son, Aidan, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2011,
raising over $1 million for orthopedic services in Alberta.

Hughes and his wife, Denise, have three children.