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MLA Wayne Drysdale, Grande Prairie – Wapati

Thank you Lord for Wayne and Sherry. I thank you for both of
them, because they are a team. Help them to be a team that is united; only
getting better with time. As they serve Grand Prairie, don’t let them be so
caught up in the demands of politics that they miss the amazing things you are
doing in each moment. Keep their passions alive. Help them to have integrity –
being who you created them to be rather than striving to be something or
someone that they are not. Wayne obviously has a wealth of experience. Help him
to use all that he’s learned to be the best leader that he can be for Grand
Prairie/Wapiti. Help him, and give him strength for everything he does and each
initiative he under takes. 

Wayne Drysdale was elected to his third term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Grande Prairie-Wapiti on May 5, 2015.  He currently serves deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills.  He has previously served as Minister of Transportation and as Minister of Infrastructure.  Previous committee involvement includes serving as a member of the Treasury Board, chairing the cabinet policy committee on Resources and the Environment, and serving on the cabinet policy committee on Public Safety and Services and the Standing Committees on Public Accounts and Resources and Environment.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Drysdale spent 15 years as councilor for the municipal district of Greenview and served as chair of both the Agricultural Service Board and the Municipal Planning Commission.  Mr. Drysdale and his wife, Sherry, live on the family farm in the Grande Prairie area. Their daughter, Jodie, along with her husband, Don, and daughters Tory and Sydney also live in the region. In 2001, following the tragic death of their son, Troy, the family established a bursary for local students pursuing a career in emergency services, fire or EMS in Northern Alberta. To date the bursary has helped fill 49 emergency response positions in the region.