David Shepherd
Mr. David Shepherd (NDP)
MLA for Edmonton-City Centre
Current Member 0874
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MLA Biography

David Shepherd was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Centre, on May 5, 2015 and again on April 16, 2019 representing Edmonton-City Centre.

Mr. Shepherd is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and of the Select Special Public Health Act Review Committee.

He previously served on the following committees:

  • Chair, Standing Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Chair, Select Special Auditor General Search Committee
  • Chair, Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee
  • Member, Standing Committee on Families and Communities.

Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Shepherd worked in the communications field as a communications adviser and writer for organizations such as the North Edge Business Association, the city of Edmonton and the government of Alberta. Before his career in communications, Mr. Shepherd held a variety of employment positions such as taxpayer services agent and salesperson in support of his work as a musician and studio engineer.

His educational background includes diplomas in music performance and in live sound recording from MacEwan University. He also has a bachelor of arts in professional communications from Royal Roads University, where he received the Royal Roads University chancellor’s award in 2014.

Mr. Shepherd leads an active lifestyle in Edmonton. He is an avid cyclist and has volunteered for the Edmonton Bike Coalition as a spokesperson and organizer. He also enjoys live music, film and playing the piano.

Mr. Shepherd was the 874th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

June 23, 2020

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