David Eggen
Mr. David Eggen (NDP)
MLA for Edmonton-North West
Current Member 0757
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MLA Biography

David Eggen initially served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Calder from 2004 to 2008. He was re-elected on April 23, 2012 and again on May 5, 2015. He was elected to represent the constituency of Edmonton-North West on April 16, 2019.

He serves as the Official Opposition Whip.

He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

Following the 2015 election he was sworn in as the Minister of Education and as the Minister of Culture and Tourism, positions he held until the 2019 election.

Mr. Eggen has served as a member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee on Families and Communities
  • Standing Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Select Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
  • Select Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund

Mr. Eggen was educated at the University of Alberta, where he received a bachelor of education degree in 1984. He then went to Zimbabwe, where he taught for three years. Upon his return to Edmonton he taught at a number of local schools from 1990 to 2004.

Mr. Eggen has also worked in the field of public health care as executive director of Friends of Medicare. He is also a member of the Canadian Health Coalition’s board of directors.

In addition to his contributions to education and health care, Mr. Eggen is a trustee with the Forum for Young Albertans and a chair leader of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

The Eggen family has lived and worked in northwest Edmonton for more than 20 years.

Mr. Eggen was the 757th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

February 27, 2020

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