Nathan Cooper was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, on May 5, 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 and 2023.
In May 2019, Nathan was elected by his fellow MLAs to serve as the 14th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and was re-elected to the position in June 2023.He also serves as the chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
He previously served on the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Cooper held a number of employment positions including as chief of staff and director of legislative affairs for the Wildrose caucus. Previous to this, he served two terms as councillor for the town of Carstairs.
Having been involved in the 4-H program from a young age, Mr. Cooper has won numerous public speaking awards, and he continues to support 4-H as a volunteer judge. Mr. Cooper also had the privilege of being a Rotary Club exchange student in 1998 and still continues to support the Rotary Club today.