Ms. Danielle Smith – MLA for Highwood

Dear Lord, please be with Ms. Danielle
Smith MLA for Highwood and help her in the various task and duties in the
significant role she has in our Alberta Legislative.   May she know with certainty that You are
guiding her from day to day whether she meets with committee members or with
individual constituents.  Grant her
health and vitality for the work that is before her and we pray that You would
bless her today.  Amen.

Leader of the Official Opposition

Danielle
Smith was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood on
April 23, 2012. She was elected as leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta on
October 17, 2009. 

She sits on the Special Standing Committee on Members’
Services and previously served on the Standing Committee on Alberta´s Economic
Future.

Prior
to entering politics, Ms. Smith was the director of provincial affairs for
Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIB. She worked
with all levels of government to represent the interests of CFIB’s 10,000
small-business members in Alberta.

Before
joining CFIB, Ms. Smith had extensive experience in the media. She was an
editorial writer and columnist at the Calgary Herald for six years. She served
as host of Global Sunday, a national current affairs television talk show, and
was also the host of two programs on CKMX 1060 AM radio in Calgary, Health
Frontiers and Standing Ground. She has made frequent guest appearances as a
commentator on TV and radio.

Ms.
Smith’s public policy experience began with an internship at the Fraser
Institute. She was also elected as a trustee for the Calgary board of education
and served as the director of the Alberta Property Rights Initiative and the
Canadian Property Rights Research Institute.

Ms.
Smith received a BA in English and a BA in economics from the University of
Calgary. She married her husband, David Moretta in 2006 and is the proud
stepmother of David’s son Jonathan. Danielle and David live in High River with
their two dogs, Caine and Colt.