Mr. Drew Barnes – MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat

Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for the work Mr. Drew Barnes that has done
on behalf of the Cypress – Medicine Hat areas. We pray that you will give him
wisdom in each and every decision he makes and that he will feel at peace with
them. Lord, guide him, give him courage and strength and may he and his
colleagues always be guided to find the truth in every situation. We ask you to
bless Mr. Barnes and his family and may his home be filled with peace and joy.
In Your precious name Jesus, Amen (Grade 6 Student)

Drew Barnes was elected as the Member of the Legislative
Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat on April 23, 2012.

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

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