MLA Drew Barnes: Cypress-Medicine Hat

Dear Heavenly Father, we are grateful
today for the MLA for Cypress – Medicine Hat, Mr. Drew Barnes.  We pray that he would experience new wisdom,
direction and insight as he carries out his various responsibilities. May he be
surrounded with individuals who will support and assist him in his role in the
Legislature. In Your name, Amen.

Drew Barnes was elected as the Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Barnes was born in
Moosomin, 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 U of A, he pursued an award-winning career in real

Mr. Barnes owned and managed a
successful real estate office in Medicine Hat during his 26-year career in real
estate. A member of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board from 1983 to 2009, he
served as board president in 1991.

An entrepreneur and
businessman, Mr. Barnes owns a number of businesses in Medicine Hat which
include a construction company, a storage facility and a property management
company. He also owns commercial and residential property all over southern
Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan and has irrigation and ranchland, raising
commercial beef and rodeo stock.

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 was 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.

June 6, 2012