Todd Loewen has represented the constituency of Grande Prairie-Smoky as an MLA since May 5, 2015.
Todd owns an outfitting business and a farm in the Valleyview area. Born and raised in rural Alberta, he grew up in a farming family near where he resides today. Todd graduated from Hillside Junior/Senior High School in Valleyview with an Advanced High School Diploma, and after five years in the workforce, went on to become self-employed as an entrepreneur and farmer.
Todd and his wife, Teena, have five children and 2 grandchildren. They reside in the constituency, where Todd attends numerous community events and works tirelessly for his constituents.
Todd is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship where he previously served as deputy chair. He has spoken effectively on pipelines, caribou, fish and wildlife, the carbon tax, job loss in Alberta, and of course, opposing the controversial farm legislation Bill 6. Last year he wrote a comprehensive fish strategy that received numerous accolades for common sense fisheries management strategies in Alberta.
In his three years in office, he also successfully passed two private members' motions in the Alberta Legislature. His Motion 506 urged the federal government to not implement a moratorium on crude tanker traffic along the northern coast of BC and to swiftly approve Energy East, Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway pipelines. Motion 503 urged the Government to encourage natural water storage in our ecosystem by consulting with the construction industry to develop requirements that provide for wetland remediation.
If re-elected, Todd plans to continue to fight for the issues that matter most to his constituents in Northwest Alberta.