Mr. Chris Nielsen – MLA for Edmonton-Decore

Heavenly
Father, may Your blessing be upon our MLA representing the people of
Edmonton-Decore.  Thank You for his
faithful service in our Alberta government and we pray that You would continue
to surround him with those who will assist him to effectively carry out his
role.  May he and those close to him
experience Your peace and kindness and we ask this in Your Name, 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
and 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 and the Select Special Ethics and Accountability
Committee.

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.