Premier Dave Hancock, QC – MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud

Father God, we bring Premier Dave
Hancock before You and the weight of responsibility that is on his shoulders
for the province of Alberta.  We pray for
great wisdom and understanding to give leadership at this time and give
Albertans the clear direction needed to move our province into prosperity and
God’s blessing.  Give Premier Hancock
health and strength and may he be conscious of Your presence with him always.  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 non-profit 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.

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