David Xiao was elected to his second term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-McClung on April 23, 2012. He is a member of the following Standing Committees:
- Private Bills (chair)
- Alberta´s Economic Future
Previously he served as a member of the following Standing Committees
- Legislative Offices (chair)
- Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
- Resource Stewardship
In addition to his role as an MLA, Mr. Xiao served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Energy, Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Employment and Immigration. He was also as a member of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Energy and a member of Standing Committees on Private Bills, Public Accounts, Energy, the Economy and Public Safety and Services.
Prior to his election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Xiao was an avid entrepreneur and local businessperson. Mr. Xiao’s diverse entrepreneurial experience includes international trade, publishing, commercial real estate investment and marketing.
Dedicated to furthering his education and expanding his horizons, Mr. Xiao has a diploma in geological science from the Beijing Institute of Mining and a bachelor of arts in English literature from the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute. Mr. Xiao has also studied business through NAIT and economics at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Xiao is active in his community and is a member of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and the Canadian Club of Edmonton. He has served on the board of directors of the YMCA and the Edmonton Chinese Garden Society.
Mr. Xiao lives in Edmonton with his wife, Alice, and his sons, Allen and Andrew.
Mr. Xiao is a tea connoisseur. Collecting clay teapots and cooking are his main hobbies.
March 15, 2013