Lord, I lift up Ms. Rachel Notley to you in prayer. Thank you so much for Rachel and her long standing service to our province. I pray that you would use her for your glory as the official opposition leader and as MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona. Help Ms. Notley to use her legal expertise as well as her experience in leading our province, to continue to bring about positive change. Guide her in your wisdom and help her to feel your guiding presence in her life. Keep her and her family safe and healthy this year. These things I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Rachel Notley was elected to represent Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008, 2012, 2015 and again in 2019. She was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, a position she held until the 2019 election. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta ND leader Grant Notley. Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia’s Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel’s work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Rachel lives in Edmonton with her husband Lou and their two children.