Ms. Maria Fitzpatrick – MLA for Lethbridge-East

in Heaven we pray today for MLA Maria M. Fitzpatrick.  We ask that you would continue to give her a
sensitive heart and understanding for the needs and challenges of the people of
Alberta. Thank you Lord that you help her to highlight the needs of those she
represents, to the people that can make positive changes and move things
forward for a better future. Bless her with your peace and presence today. Amen
Maria Fitzpatrick was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Lethbridge-East, on May 5, 2015.

currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and
Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and as a member of the Standing
Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future.

to her service with the Legislative Assembly she dedicated over 30 years of her
life in the field of corrections. During this time she spent 20 years within
operations serving as a parole officer both in the institution and the
community; as a recreation supervisor, a basic literacy teacher and acting
education co-ordinator; she served federally and with the territorial
government of the Northwest Territories. She finished her career in corrections
working for National Headquarters of the Correctional Service of Canada working
in policy and project management. Maria took a 3 year leave of absence during
her career when she was elected as the regional executive vice-president of the
Public Service Alliance of Canada in the National Capital Region. 
Maria’s work
career began as a teacher with the Catholic school board in St. John’s,

Fitzpatrick’s extensive community service spans over several decades and
involves participation on several boards and in numerous associations,
including United Way Ottawa, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the
National Association of Federal Retirees. In addition, she served as chair of
the Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee, as vice-president of the Canadian
Federation of University Women and as an event organizer with the Ottawa
Regional Women’s Committee. She is also a member of the McKillop United church
choir. Maria actively worked with other volunteers in the community garden at
the Agricultural Research Station in Lethbridge to provide produce to the
Inter-faith food bank since 2013.

and educated in Newfoundland, she attended Memorial University in St. John’s,
Newfoundland, between 1966 and 1972 and received a diploma in education from
St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia in 1988.

Fitzpatrick is a well-known proponent of an active lifestyle. She was named St.
John’s female athlete of the year in 1969 and over the years has coached a
number of track and field teams in several jurisdictions.

resident of Lethbridge, she has called Alberta home for close to 20 years. She
has three children.