David is well-known across the province for his commitment to improving Alberta’s education system. He has been an enthusiastic representative for Edmonton-Calder since 2012, and previously represented the constituency from 2004 to 2008.
Named Minister of Education in 2015, David has been focused on supporting Alberta students on their path to success. As a champion for gay-straight alliances, one of his top priorities has been ensuring that all Alberta students feel safe, welcome and cared for. He is also incredibly proud of the fact that he was able to drive the building and modernization of 244 new schools in every corner of the province.
David holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, and taught for 3 years in Zimbabwe and for 14 years at various 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.
David and his family have lived in northwest Edmonton for over 20 years.