Ms. Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you
today for Ms. Rachel Notley as she service constituents in Edmonton – Strathcona.
Give her the endurance and strength she needs and may she be effective in
bringing positive change here in the Alberta capitol that will make a
difference in the lives of people for years to come. Bless her with wholeness
and health. Amen

Rachel Notley grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter
of former Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley and his wife Sandy.

Having grown up in a passionate
political family that believed in the importance of building a fairer, more
inclusive society, Rachel was naturally drawn to work to make her home province
better, and first ran for election for the Alberta New Democrats in Edmonton-Strathcona
in 2008. She was re-elected in 2012.

As the New Democrat critic for
Human Services, Environment, Advanced Education and Justice, much of Rachel’s
work has focused on issues such as improving the lives of children in
government care, protecting our water and our land, and human rights advocacy.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts
in Political Science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from
Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both
Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British
Columbia’s Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel’s work during her legal career
focused on labour law, workers’ compensation advocacy and workplace health and
safety issues.

Rachel lives in Edmonton’s Old
Strathcona neighbourhood, along with her husband Lou and their two children
Ethan and Sophie.