Premier Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Lord, we lift up our Premier, Rachel Notley in prayer today. We thank you for
the leadership skills she brings to her position and pray that you would lead
her and give her strength as she carries out important roles in the ongoing
affairs of Alberta politics. Lord God, we ask that you would give her the keys
needed to unlock obstacles in the way and grant her favour with those she meets
and works with each day. In Jesus Name, 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.