Michael Connolly was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Hawkwood on May 5, 2015.
Connolly currently serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and is a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future. He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.
Connolly attended the University of Ottawa to study history and political science in the French immersion program focusing on European integration, Euroscepticism, and Scottish politics and nationalism. Connolly gained valuable experience while completing an internship with an office of a Member of Parliament. During this time Connolly helped to organize a forum for young women leaders from all over Canada.
Previously, Connolly also worked in the retail and hospitality industries.
December 14, 2016