Premier Rachel Notley – MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona

Dear
Heavenly Father, we thank you for Premier Notley and that she has committed
herself along with the government team to lead our province. Lord, we pray that
you would strengthen her as her position requires much time, wisdom and
courage.  We ask that you would grant her
the wisdom and courage to make the decisions facing her daily and also to be
able to manage her time well as she faces multiple priorities. Bless her with
health and strength. 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.