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The Honourable David Eggen was re-elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Edmonton-North West on May 29, 2023.
He 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.
On June 27, 2023, he was appointed as the Chief Opposition Whip.
Mr. Eggen is currently a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
During the 29th Legislature (2015 to 2019) he served as Minister of Education and as Minister of Culture and Tourism.
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.
He 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.
He was the 757th Member to be sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
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