David Eggen has proudly represented Edmonton communities for over 15 years. He was first elected as MLA for Edmonton-Calder from 2004-2008 and again in 2012-2019, and now serves as MLA for Edmonton-North West. He also serves as the NDP Critic for Advanced Education, bringing with him a well-established commitment to improving Alberta’s education system.
David was named Minister of Education from 2015-2018, where he proudly spearheaded the building and modernization of 244 new schools in every corner of the province. He was also a champion for Gay-Straight Alliances, doing his best to ensure all Alberta students felt safe, welcome, and cared for.
David holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and taught for nearly 20 years both globally and at local schools. He is active in the community, having been a trustee with the Forum for Young Albertans and a chair leader of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.