Premier Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Father in Heaven, we
ask that You would give our Premier an extra measure of grace as she serves the
people of Alberta.  May she experience a
wisdom and knowledge above and beyond her own. 
We pray that she will have eyes to see the good path You have laid out
for her today that will lead to success. 
This we pray in the Name of Jesus. 
Premier of Alberta

Rachel Notley was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May
24, 2015. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former
Alberta ND 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 and again in 2015.

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.