Mr. Steve Young – MLA for Edmonton-Riverview

Lord, We pray that you would bless MLA Mr. Steve Young. May your wisdom guide
him so that he may accomplish even more for our province. We pray that you
would increase his influence in order that he may accomplish even more of the
things you have called him to fulfill. As he goes about his day may he do so
with joy and peace in the midst of all the things he has to do. Amen  (Gr. 6 Student)

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:
  • Legislative
  • Resource
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
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts
  • Standing
    Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
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.