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Premier Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Father
God in Heaven, we thank You for Premier Rachel Notley and the skills and
strength of character she brings to her significant and important role as
Premier of Alberta. As she works with her cabinet, may they together receive
Your wisdom and insight for the smooth working of every department and ministry
of government. May Premier Notley find Your guidance as well as she seeks to
see Alberta grow and find new and innovative ways for our province to
experience success and prosperity. Give her refreshing and meaningful times
with all the special relationships in her life. In Your Name Lord, Amen

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.