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MLA Danielle Smith, Highwood

Dear Lord, thank you for the MLA
Danielle Smith, chosen to represent the people of Alberta and the constituency
of Highwood. We pray that you would help her in her very busy schedule to focus
on the things of most importance. Bless her with wisdom and understanding to
deal with any difficult decision or issue that may arise. Fill her with your
strength and peace. In Jesus Name, Amen

Leader of the Official Opposition

Smith was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood on
April 23, 2012. She was elected as leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta on
October 17, 2009. She sits on the Special Standing Committee on Members´
Services and previously served on the Standing Committee on Alberta´s Economic


to entering politics, Ms. Smith was the director of provincial affairs for Alberta
with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIB. She worked with all
levels of government to represent the interests of CFIB’s 10,000 small-business
members in Alberta.

joining CFIB, Ms. Smith had extensive experience in the media. She was an
editorial writer and columnist at the Calgary Herald for six years. She served
as host of Global Sunday, a national current affairs television talk show, and
was also the host of two programs. on CKMX 1060 AM radio in Calgary, Health
Frontiers and Standing Ground. She has made frequent guest appearances as a
commentator on TV and radio


Smith’s public policy experience began with an internship at the Fraser
Institute. She was also elected as a trustee for the Calgary board of education
and served as the director of the Alberta Property Rights Initiative and the
Canadian Property Rights Research Institute.

Smith received a BA in English and a BA in economics from the University of
Calgary. She married her husband, David Moretta in 2006 and is the proud
stepmother of David´s son Jonathan. Danielle and David live in High River with
their two dogs, Caine and Turk.

15, 2013