Dear God, we pray for Mr. Mason as he represents the people of his riding, Edmonton –Highlands – Norwood. Thank you for his many dedicated years of public service. May you continue to bless him with passion, integrity, skill and wisdom in addressing the needs of his constituents and the Province of Alberta as a whole. As he serves in the important role as a party leader, grant him ongoing strength and well being as he carries out the many tasks placed on him. Lastly, thank you for his family and bless them in the days ahead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
ND Opposition Leader
Brian Mason was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in a 2000 by-election. He was re-elected in the provincial general election of March 12, 2001, and was subsequently appointed House Leader of the New Democrat caucus and critic responsible for human resources, finance and agriculture.
Mr. Mason was appointed to the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 28, 2012.
On September 18, 2004, Mr. Mason became leader of the New Democrats. Mr. Mason was elected to his third term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood on November 22, 2004, his fourth term on March 3, 2008, and his fifth term on April 23, 2012.
Previously, he has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Members’ Service Committee, the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment, Standing Committee on Government Services and the Standing Committee on the Economy.
Before his election to the Alberta Legislature, Mr. Mason served as city of Edmonton councillor for ward 3. He was first elected in October 1989 and won three subsequent civic elections. As a member of city council for 11 years Mr. Mason gained a reputation as a tough and effective voice for his constituents. During this time Mr. Mason chaired the non-profit Housing Board and served on the Taxi Commission, Library board and Northlands board.
Following his political science studies at the University of Alberta, he became politically active, serving as the executive director of the Alberta Federation of Students from 1977 to 1979.
Mr. Mason has lived in Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood for over 20 years with his wife, Karin, and their two sons, Peter and Alex.
June 6, 2012