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Mr. Doug Griffiths – MLA for Battle River-Wainwright

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You
that we can bring MLA Doug Griffiths before You today in prayer, confident that
You hear our prayers, we ask that Your hand would be guiding him as he goes
about his work today, whether in his office in the legislature or in his
constituency of Battle River – Wainwright. 
We pray that You would give him grace and the ability to connect with
the individuals he needs to meet with today. 
Bless him and his family with health and safety.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Doug Griffiths was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta at the age of 29 for the constituency of Wainwright in a by-election
on April 8, 2002. He was re-elected to the Legislature to represent the
constituency of Battle River-Wainwright on November 22, 2004, March 3, 2008,
and for a fourth term on April 23, 2012.

He is currently a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’
He previously served as Minister of Service Alberta and as Minister of
Municipal Affairs and held past appointments including serving as parliamentary
assistant for the Department of Finance and Enterprise as well as parliamentary
assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He also served
on the following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Safety and Services
  • Standing
    Committee on Health
  • Public
  • Standing
    Committee on the Economy
  • Alberta
    Grain Commission (vice-chair)
  • Private
    Members Business House Strategy Committee (chair)
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Energy and Sustainable Development (chair)
  • Rural
    Development Strategies Task Force (chair)
  • Agenda
    and Priorities Committee
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Economic Development and Finance
  • Standing
    Policy Committee on Agriculture and Municipal Affairs
  • Learning
    Alberta Steering Committee
  • Health
    Services Utilization and Outcomes Commission (now called the Health
    Quality Council)
  • MLA
    Committee on Strengthening Alberta’s Role in Confederation
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts (deputy chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on Resources and Environment
Before becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Griffiths
received an honours degree in philosophy and a degree in education, both from
the University of Alberta. During the three years prior to his election he
taught at Byemoor School, where he was nominated every year for an award in
teaching, once for the Edwin Parr Award and twice for the Pan Canadian Student
Choice Award.

Mr. Griffiths and his wife, Sue, have two boys, Austin (born December
2005) and Brady (born August 2008).