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MLA Gary Bikman; Cardston-Taber-Warner

Lord, guide and bless
MLA Gary Bikman give him the awareness of the needs and issues in his
constituency of Carston – Taber – Warner. Empower him the wisdom in every
decision he must make on the committees he serves! Bless he and his wife as
they parent and guide their family. In Jesus name.

Gary Bikman was elected as the Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Cardston-Taber-Warner on April 23, 2012. He currently serves as a
member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and the Standing Committee
on Legislative Offices. Previously he served as deputy chair of the Standing
Committee on Alberta´s Economic Future.

Mr. Bikman was born and raised
in southern Alberta. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree and a master’s in
business administration degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Mr. Bikman has extensive
business experience, having successfully owned and managed an oilfield service
company for 25 years. He cofounded and led ChopStix Restaurants from 2006 to
2010 and ChopStix International Franchising Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Bikman
is also an experienced and dedicated educator, having been a sessional
instructor at the University of Lethbridge’s faculty of management and at
Lethbridge College.

An active member of his community,
Mr. Bikman has frequently served as Stirling’s mayor, deputy mayor and
councillor since 1980. He has also served intermittently as a member of the
Chinook Arch Regional Library Board and as a scout leader in the village of

Mr. Bikman and his first wife,
Suzy, moved to Stirling in 1972. She died of cancer in 1989, leaving their nine
children motherless.

He later met and married Sheila
Cooper-Leavitt. Together with her four children their blended family totals 13,
with over 30 grandchildren. They continue to reside in Stirling.

In his spare time he enjoys
sports, yard work, leading self-employment workshops and teaching ethics and
morality to teenagers. He is also an avid reader.

March 19, 2013