Mr. Drew Barnes – MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat

Father in Heaven, we are grateful for
MLA Mr. Drew Barnes as he represents Medicine Hat in the south eastern farming
region of our province. Give him wisdom to apply to his important role of
leadership and grant him favour with the people he meets and works with each
day. We pray that you would provide him the strength for the many hours he
gives to fulfill his daily tasks. We ask this in Your Name, Amen.

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

Mr. Barnes serves on the
Standing Committee on Public Accounts and on the Standing Committee on the
Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

Previously, Mr. Barnes was a
member of the Standing Committees on Private bills and Resource Stewardship.

Mr. Barnes was born in
Moosomin, 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 U of A, 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. A member of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board from 1983 to 2009, he
served as board 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 all over southern
Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan and has irrigation and ranchland, raising
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 was 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.