Mr. Chris Nielsen – MLA for Edmonton-Decore

Lord God we lift
before You MLA Chris Nielsen as he represents the people of Edmonton – Decore
in our capital.  We are thankful for his
dedication and hard work to better his constituency and province.  We pray that You would continue to bless his
leadership skills and the experience he brings to his position.  Bless him today with Your peace.  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 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. He is also a member of the Select Special
Ethics and Accountability Committee and the Standing Committee on Privileges
and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

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.