Steve Young was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Riverview on April 23, 2012. He was subsequently appointed as vice-chair of the Government Operations Committee and a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee. He also serves as Government Whip.
Mr. Young also serves as a member of the following Standing Committees:
- Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
- Families and Communities
He was previously involved with the following Standing Committees:
- Members´ Services (deputy chair)
- Alberta’s Economic Future
- Resource Stewardship
A fourth-generation Albertan, Mr. Young grew up just outside of Edmonton in the County of Strathcona. He attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1995 and an MBA specializing in international business in 2004.
He served on the board of directors for what is now known as Servus Credit Union for six years and chaired its Audit and Finance Committee. He is past president of the Garneau Community League and was involved with the Edmonton-Riverview Progressive Conservative Association for three years, serving on the executive committee and then as president.
Mr. Young was a criminal law instructor at MacEwan University from 2007 to 2012; as an educator, he has done consulting work for the Alberta Solicitor General, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Edmonton Transit on risk management, operations and strategy.
During his tenure as an officer with the Edmonton Police Service from 1995 until 2012 Mr. Young gained a breadth of experience in numerous areas, including emergency response, criminal investigations, community engagement, crime prevention and information management. Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly Mr. Young was involved with a national initiative for developing data exchange standards in partnership with Public Safety Canada, the RCMP, the Department of Homeland Security, Mexico and INTERPOL.
A former player in the Western Hockey League and for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, Mr. Young has also completed the Canadian Ironman triathlon as part of the Cops for Cancer team that raised money and awareness for cancer research.
Mr. Young along with his wife, Leanne, and their daughters, Abigail and Taylor, reside in the community of Crestwood.
March 15, 2013