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MLA Chris Nielsen, Edmonton-Decore

We are grateful for the gift you have
given to us in MLA Chris Nielsen.  We
pray today that You would empower him to excel in every aspect of his work as
an MLA.  Use him today as a blessing to
his constituents, his colleagues and to the people of Alberta.  We ask that you would bless every part of
his life today. Amen

Chris Nielsen was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Decore, on May 5, 2015.  He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
He previously served as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and as a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, 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 1988.  Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he and his family have called Edmonton home since 1982.