Leader of the Official Opposition
Rachel Notley was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008, 2012, 2015 and again in 2019.
She was sworn in as the province’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, a position she held until the 2019 election. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta ND leader Grant Notley and his wife Sandy.
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.
She was the 791st Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
March 2, 2020