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Mr. Rick Strankman – MLA for Drumheller-Stettler

Dear Lord, we ask for Your blessing to
be upon MLA Rick Strankman.  We are
grateful for him and all the work he does as he serves representing the people
of Drumheller – Stettler.  We pray that
You would grant him Your leading and guiding as he plans and organizes
today.  We also pray that You would
surround him with dedicated staff who can help him to accomplish the goals set
before him.  In Jesus Name,  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.