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MLA Naresh Bhardwaj, Edmonton-Ellerslie

Father, surround MLA Naresh Bhardwaj with Your kindness as he serves the people of this great province. Give him the ability to see clearly the issues at hand and respond appropriately to each. Grant him wisdom in making every decision. Bless him and his family with health and well-being. In Jesus name, Amen

Mr. Bhardwaj was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Ellerslie on April 23, 2012. In addition to his duties as an MLA, Mr. Bhardwaj serves as chair of the capital region caucus. He also sits on the following committees: the Legislative Review Committee and the Standing Committees on Private Bills and Alberta´s Economic Future.

Previously he served on the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Naresh moved to Alberta with his family in 1976. He became a journeyman automotive mechanic in 1983 before going back to school and graduating from the U of A with a double major. Naresh then spent the next 18 years working as a teacher in Pincher Creek, Whitecourt, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton, teaching predominantly automotives, mathematics and physical education.

Mr. Bhardwaj has been actively involved with Edmonton communities for over 36 years, serving on many committees and associations, establishing Youth Link, a youth employment training program, and coaching soccer at the community league level and for Juventus U-18.

Mr. Bhardwaj was married in 1982 to his wife, Sunita, and has three children: Sarah, Stephen and Neeraj.

March 19, 2013