Rachel Notley was sworn in as Alberta's 17th Premier on May 24th of 2015. On May 5th, 2015 she was re-elected as the MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona. This is Rachel's third term as the MLA for her area, having won in 2008 and 2012 as well. Rachel grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley and his wife Sandy.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Rachel has worked for a variety of labour unions in Alberta and BC, and she served as a Ministerial Advisor to British Columbia's Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel's work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers' compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues.
Rachel lives in Edmonton's Old Stathcona neighbourhood with her husband Lou and their two children.