Premier Dave Hancock – MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud

Thank-you Lord, for Premier Dave
Hancock, and his service to the people of our province.  We pray that he would have the ability he
needs to make the best decisions possible for our communities.   Thank-you for his expertise and the
experience he brings to his role in government.   We pray that his efforts would be
appreciated as he seeks to contribute to the well-being of those he serves.   Bless his family with health, safety and
wholeness and give them an awareness of Your presence in their lives.   In Jesus name, Amen.

Premier of Alberta, President of Executive

of Innovation and Advanced Education

Dave Hancock is in his fifth
term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Whitemud. On March
23, 2014, he was sworn in as Alberta’s 15th Premier.

In addition, Mr. Hancock
currently serves as Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education.

Prior to his current
appointments, he served as Deputy Premier from December 13, 2013, to March 23,
2014, as Minister of Human Services and Government House Leader and as Minister
of Education.

In his third term, Mr. Hancock
served as Minister of Health and Wellness and as Government House Leader. He
was also appointed as a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee, Treasury
Board, the Legislative Review Committee, the Privileges and Elections, Standing
Orders and Printing Committee, and the Cabinet Policy Committee on Community

He has previously served as the
Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Justice and Attorney General,
Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, and vice-chair of the
Standing Policy Committee on Education and Employment. During each of his terms
in office, he has served as a member of Treasury Board and the Agenda and
Priorities Committee.

A lawyer by profession, Mr.
Hancock was a partner with Matheson and Company, Barristers and Solicitors, before
entering public service. He received an arts degree in political science and
economics, and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

A strong believer in giving
back to the community, he supports numerous nonprofit and service organizations
as time permits, including Success By 6, Meals on Wheels, and Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Hancock was born in Fort
Resolution, N.W.T. He lived in Hazelton, B.C., and the northern Alberta
community of Fort Vermilion, graduating from La Crête Public School before
moving to Edmonton to attend university.

He and his wife, Janet, have
three children: Ian, Janis and Janine.