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Ms. Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Heavenly Father, we come to you on
behalf of MLA Rachel Notley.   Thank you
for the experience and integrity that she brings to the Alberta
Legislature.  May she know Your peace,
and wisdom, as she works for and with the people of Edmonton – Strathcona.   We pray that she would be a woman character
who will stand strong in her moral convictions bringing honor to her and her
family.  In Jesus Name, 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

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.