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Mr. Brian Michael Jean – MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin

Father
God, we ask for your blessing upon MLA Brian Jean in the many duties he
fulfills on a daily basis. Give him clarity and the ability to make good
decisions. In light of so much loss, lead Mr. Jean into opportunities that will
be of benefit to the constituents of Fort McMurray – Conklin and bring
restoration. Fill his heart with grace and peace and may he and his family be
aware of your love. Amen

Leader of the Official Opposition

Brian Michael Jean was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Fort McMurray-Conklin, on May 5,
2015.

Prior to serving as a provincial representative, Mr. Jean served
as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Fort McMurray-Athabasca
from 2004 to 2014. During his tenure he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, a position he
held from 2006 to 2011.

Before entering public service, he dedicated 11 years to private
legal practice as partner at a large Northern Alberta law firm, primarily as a
litigator. Mr. Jean’s areas of practice included corporate/commercial,
criminal, constitutional, real estate, personal injury, family, wildlife and
First Nations law. He also provided pro bono and legal aid counsel during this
time.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jean pursued entrepreneurial
endeavors, owning and operating a number of successful small businesses.

In addition to his extensive public service, he also has a long
history of community service, including serving as director of the Fort
McMurray chamber of commerce, president of the downtown business association
and as honorary chair of the Children’s Health Foundation for northern Alberta.

In 1985 he was chair of the Alberta Summer Games Volunteer
Committee, and in 1988 he was director of the Olympic Torch Committee for Fort
McMurray. He founded the Fort McMurray Business Revitalization Zone as well as
the Jean Family Scholarship for aboriginal students at Keyano College, where he
also volunteered as an instructor from 1993 to 2006.

Over the years Mr. Jean has received numerous honours and awards,
including being appointed as Queen’s Counsel and being presented with the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.

In addition to a bachelor of laws, Mr. Jean also holds a
bachelor of science degree and a masters in business administration.

Mr.
Jean, the youngest of 11 children, has lived in Fort McMurray since the age of
four and is a father of three. He has been a printer, a logger, a farm hand and
a registered trapper, and is an avid and capable outdoorsman, boater and
hunter.