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Ms. Debbie Jabbour – MLA for Peace River

Lord,
surround MLA Ms. Debbie Jabbour today and in the coming days with your wisdom
and guidance. Give her the ability to discern what is of most importance and
most profitable for our province. May she be aware of the needs of the people
she serves in Peace River and how to meet them. Bless her and her family
members. Amen

Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees

Debbie Jabbour was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Peace River, on May 5, 2015. On June
11, 2015, she was elected Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees.

She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on
Legislative Offices and the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.

Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, she
worked as a mental health specialist for 10 years with Almasana Creative
Wellness as well as with Alberta Health Services in the year prior to her
election. During this same time period she also worked as an analyst with
Alberta Health, financial accountability and as a Hansard input editor with the Alberta
Legislative Assembly. Prior to that, she worked in administrative roles, as a
freelance writer and as a professional musician.

Born in Edmonton, Ms. Jabbour currently resides in High Level.
Her grandparents on both sides came to Canada in the early 1900s. With the
exception of two years in Central America Ms. Jabbour has called Alberta home
her entire life.

She received her master of counselling in 2010 from the
University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. In
2003 she received her bachelor of arts with a major in psychology and
communications. She also holds a certificate in career counselling and is a
provisional psychologist.

In her spare time Ms. Jabbour volunteers in her community with
the Chinchaga Adult Learning Centre and as an actor with the High Level Theatre
Troupe.

Ms.
Jabbour enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is also
interested in theatre, music, travel, reading and research.