Mr. Chris Nielsen – MLA for Edmonton-Decore

Father
God, we thank you for MLA Chris Nielsen and that he is known as a man of good
character and integrity. We pray for wisdom to understand the complex issues he
faces daily and clearly see solutions. Surround him with knowledgeable people
and supportive colleagues to aid him in carrying out plans that bring solid
change to the province of Alberta. Bless him with health and well-being as he
fulfills his role in his constituency and in the Legislature. Amen

Chris Nielsen was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Decore, on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on
Resource Stewardship, the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee,
as well as the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders
and Printing.

He previously served as deputy chair of the Standing Committee
on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and as a member of the Special
Standing Committee on Members’ Services.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Nielsen
worked as a shipper/receiver for 26 years, beginning in 1990. During his
extensive career he represented his colleagues as shop steward for 15 years and
filled various committee positions within local 401 of the United Food and
Commercial Workers International Union.

Mr. Nielsen’s community work also includes volunteering with the
Children’s Heart Society in a variety of capacities, including as secretary and
as director.

He studied engineering design at NAIT from 1986 to 88.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he and his family have called
Edmonton home since 1982.