Heavenly Father, we are very grateful for the men and women who serve Albertans in elected roles, particularly those serving in our provincial legislature. Today, we are especially grateful for the service which MLA Chris Nielsen offers on behalf of his constituents. May he have many opportunities to make connections which aid his constituents in their needs. Keep his family in good health, blessing them with times of fellowship and recreation. Provide for their every need. We pray these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Chris Nielsen was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Decore, on May 5, 2015 and again on April 16, 2019. He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills and the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. Before his election, Mr. Nielsen worked as a shipper/receiver for 26 years, beginning in 1990. During his extensive career he represented his colleagues as shop steward for 15 years and filled various committee positions within local 401 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Mr. Nielsen’s community work also includes volunteering with the Children’s Heart Society in a variety of capacities, including as secretary and as director. He studied engineering design at NAIT from 1986 to 88. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he and his family have called Edmonton home since 1982.