Rick is a life-long resident of this area. He has a calling and a passion for public and community service, and is widely recognized as an energetic, inclusive and principled leader.

In 2019, the constituents of Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin elected him as their representative in the Legislative Assembly. Soon after, he was appointed to Cabinet as Alberta’s Minister of Indigenous Relations. For the last four years, Rick has served in both roles with humility, gratitude and distinction.

Previously, he served 15 years as County Councillor with the County of Wetaskiwin, seven years as Chairman of Crossroads Regional Health Authority, six years as a Member of the Western Canadian Agriculture Debt Review Board, five years as School Board Trustee with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools and decades as a local business owner and farmer.