MLA Maria Fitzpatrick, Lethbridge-East

Lord
I ask You for Maria Fitzpatrick.  Will You give her understanding and
wisdom to help serve the constituents in the Riding of Lethbridge East.  Give
her understanding and insight as she serves as a member of the Standing
Committee of Alberta’s Economic Future.  Thank You for the ways she has
served in many capacities over the years and bring back to remembrance
key moments in her various careers that will be a benefit to her role as an
MLA.  Thank You for her heart of compassion that has been reflected in the
way she has served various charitable organizations and continue
to guide her every step.
Maria Fitzpatrick was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Lethbridge-East, on May 5, 2015.
She currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and as a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future.
Ms. Fitzpatrick’s extensive community service spans over several decades and involves participation on several boards and in numerous associations, including United Way Ottawa, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the National Association of Federal Retirees. In addition, she served as chair of the Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee, as vice-president of the Canadian Federation of University Women and as an event organizer with the Ottawa Regional Women’s Committee. She is also a member of the McKillop United church choir. Maria actively worked with other volunteers in the community garden at the Agricultural Research Station in Lethbridge to provide produce to the Inter-faith food bank since 2013.

Born and educated in Newfoundland, she attended Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, between 1966 and 1972 and received a diploma in education from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia in 1988.  Ms. Fitzpatrick is a well-known proponent of an active lifestyle. She was named St. John’s female athlete of the year in 1969 and over the years has coached a number of track and field teams in several jurisdictions.  A resident of Lethbridge, she has called Alberta home for close to 20 years. She has three children.