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Mr. Steve Young – MLA for Edmonton-Riverview

Dear Father in Heaven, our prayer
today is for MLA Steve Young who serves as Government Whip as well as on the
Agenda and Priorities committee.  We ask
that You would continue to enable him to carry out his many responsibilities
with strength and vitality.  Guide him,
his colleagues and staff and give them wisdom in their decision making.  Bless Mr. Young with peace and well-being in
every area of life.  In Your name we
pray, Amen.

Steve Young was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Riverview on April 23, 2012. He was subsequently appointed as
vice-chair of the Government Operations Committee and a member of the Agenda
and Priorities Committee. He previously served as Government Whip.

Mr. Young also serves as a member of the following Standing Committees:
  • Public
    Accounts
  • Legislative
    Offices
  • Resource
    Stewardship
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
He previously served as deputy chair with the Members’ Services
Committee and as a member of the following Committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewardship
  • Select
    Special Conflict of Interest Act Review Committee
  • Families
    and Communities
A fourth-generation Albertan, Mr. Young grew up just outside of Edmonton
in the County of Strathcona. He attended the University of Alberta and
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1995 and an MBA specializing
in international business in 2004.

He served on the board of directors for what is now known as Servus
Credit Union for six years and chaired its Audit and Finance Committee. He is
past president of the Garneau Community League and was involved with the
Edmonton-Riverview Progressive Conservative Association for three years,
serving on the executive committee and then as president.

Mr. Young was a criminal law instructor at MacEwan University from 2007
to 2012; as an educator, he has done consulting work for the Alberta Solicitor
General, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development and Edmonton Transit on risk
management, operations and strategy.

During his tenure as an officer with the Edmonton Police Service from
1995 until 2012 Mr. Young gained a breadth of experience in numerous areas,
including emergency response, criminal investigations, community engagement,
crime prevention and information management. Prior to his election to the
Legislative Assembly Mr. Young was involved with a national initiative for
developing data exchange standards in partnership with Public Safety Canada,
the RCMP, the Department of Homeland Security, Mexico and INTERPOL.

A former player in the Western Hockey League and for the University of
Alberta Golden Bears, Mr. Young has also completed the Canadian Ironman
triathlon as part of the Cops for Cancer team that raised money and awareness
for cancer research.

Mr. Young along with his
wife, Leanne, and their daughters, Abigail and Taylor, reside in the community
of Crestwood.