MLA Drew Barnes, Cypress Medicine Hat

Thank you Lord for Drew,
and his family. Reading his bio, I’m amazed by all of the experience he has,
and the success he’s enjoyed as an entrepreneur. Help Drew to be able to take
all his experience and turn it into wisdom and effective Leadership for his
constituency. I pray that the zest and passion that he clearly has for life,
not just in the business realm, but also in the community – would continue to
flourish and energize him as he serves Cypress Medicine-Hat.

Drew Barnes was elected to his second term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat on May 5, 2015.
He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Mr. Barnes was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Medicine Hat with his family in 1974. Upon graduation from Medicine Hat high school, he continued his studies at Camrose Lutheran College and the University of Alberta. Upon completion of his bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Alberta, he pursued an award-winning career in real estate.
Mr. Barnes owned and managed a successful real estate office in Medicine Hat during his 26-year career in real estate. He was a member of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board from 1983 to 2009, and he served as president in 1991.
An active member of the community, Drew has been involved in many organizations in Medicine Hat and area. He has served as campaign chair and president of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta. A former president of the Kiwanis Club and Opportunity Capital Corporation, Drew enjoys working with others to forward a common cause. He is also a past member of the Kinsmen and Hockey Hounds.
In his spare time Drew enjoys playing and coaching many sports, including golf, hockey, baseball and soccer, and watching his sons play football.