Matt Jones has lived in the Calgary-South East communities of Auburn Bay and now Mahogany for over 10 years with his wife Tarena and their four children.
Matt believes that families and communities are the building blocks of society and that parents are the ultimate caregivers and educators of their children. He also supports free enterprise, limited and fiscally responsible government, and in protecting our fundamental freedoms.
To restore the Alberta Advantage and to ensure that our children and youth have the opportunity to live and work in Alberta, Matt took leave from his career and was elected as the MLA for Calgary-South East in April 2019.
Prior to politics, Matt worked as an investment banker supporting Alberta-based businesses with their growth plans and financial transactions. These entrepreneurs encouraged Matt to seek a UCP nomination, to bring financial and business intelligence back to government, and to get Albertans back to work.
Matt served as the Minister of Affordability and Utilities, Minister of Children’s Services, and also provided financial oversight for the province on Alberta’s Treasury Board and Heritage Savings Trust Fund committees. Matt is a CFA Charterholder and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business.