Mr. Drew Barnes – MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat

God
in Heaven, we are grateful today for MLA Barnes and his heart to serve in his
constituency of Cypress and Medicine Hat. Thank you for his commitment and for
taking the many opportunities to make Alberta a better place to live and play
and grow for the generations to come. Continue to bless him with knowledge,
wisdom and integrity as he seeks to strengthen and enhance his community. Amen

Drew Barnes was elected to his second term as the Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on
Public Accounts.

Mr. Barnes was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Medicine Hat
with his family in 1974. Upon graduation from Medicine Hat high school, he
continued his studies at Camrose Lutheran College and the University of
Alberta. Upon completion of his bachelor of commerce degree from the University
of Alberta, he pursued an award-winning career in real estate.

Mr. Barnes owned and managed a successful real estate office in
Medicine Hat during his 26-year career in real estate. He was a member of the
Medicine Hat Real Estate Board from 1983 to 2009, and he served as president in
1991.

An entrepreneur and businessman, Mr. Barnes owns a number of
businesses in Medicine Hat, which include a construction company, a storage
facility and a property management company. He also owns commercial and
residential property throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan and has irrigation and
ranchland, on which he raises commercial beef, and rodeo stock.

An active member of the community, Drew has been involved in
many organizations in Medicine Hat and area. He has served as campaign chair
and president of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta. A former president of
the Kiwanis Club and Opportunity Capital Corporation, Drew enjoys working with
others to forward a common cause. He is also a past member of the Kinsmen and
Hockey Hounds.

In
his spare time Drew enjoys playing and coaching many sports, including golf,
hockey, baseball and soccer, and watching his sons play football.