Mr. Rick Strankman – MLA for Drumheller-Stettler

Lord God, we thank You that You have
given MLA Rick Strankman a genuine heart of concern for the people he
represents in Drumheller – Stettler.  We
pray that as he serves on the Legislative committee on Alberta’s Economic
Future that You would alert him to urgent situations and the ability to see
beyond the obvious to discern what is truly needed.  We speak Your blessings over him, his family
and constituency.  Amen.

Rick Strankman was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta for the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler on April 23, 2012.

In addition to serving on the
Standing Committee on Private Bills, he is the Tourism, Parks and Recreation
critic.

Previously, he served on the
Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future.

Mr. Strankman has owned and
operated a farming business since 1973. From 1999 to 2011 he also volunteered
as secretary/treasurer of the Western Barley Growers Association. Although
initially interested in agriculture, Mr. Strankman became increasingly involved
in politics and social activism in response to federal regulation of the
agriculture industry, including legislation relating to the Canadian Wheat
Board.

His commitment to public
service began early on and as a youth Mr. Strankman was honored with the
Queen’s scout award by Boy Scouts of Canada.

Mr. Strankman also has a keen
interest in aviation and has held a pilot’s licence and done aerial application
since 1974.

He and his wife Dianne live in
Altario and have two grown children.