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MLA for Cardston-Siksika
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Joseph Schow was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Cardston-Siksika, on April 16, 2019.
He was appointed Deputy Government House Leader on July 8, 2021. He previously served as Deputy Government Whip from April 30, 2019, to July 7, 2021.
Mr. Schow serves as deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
He previously served on several committees of the Legislative Assembly, including as chair for the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and the Select Special Committees on Democratic Accountability and the Child and Youth Advocate Search. He was deputy chair for the Standing Committees on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills and Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
Prior to serving as a Member with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Schow worked as a legislative co-ordinator with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and as a parliamentary assistant with the House of Commons of Canada. He was self-employed for several years prior to this experience.
Mr. Schow holds a bachelor of arts degree in Russian from Dalhousie University and a master’s degree from George Washington University.
His interests and hobbies include spending time with family, watching movies and reading. Mr. Schow speaks conversational Russian. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children.
He was the 941st Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
October 27, 2021