"The recent disasters of fire and floods have demonstrated yet again that Alberta and Albertans are at their best when they come together and work toward common goals and aspirations. We are at a point in our party and province’s history where Albertans are being pitted against one another. I believe Albertans are looking for a new leader with a new style of leadership that can unite and bring us together."
My name is Stephen Khan and I am running to be Leader of The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. I am running for leader of our party because I believe Alberta needs a strong voice that will stand up for Albertans. Alberta needs a strong leader for a modern Alberta.
I would be the right leader because I know the importance of membership engagement. I have the ability to bring Albertans to the table to work towards a shared goal, together. We can do politics better and I can offer our party and our province an opportunity to bring real change to Alberta.
I’m a lifelong Albertan because I believe this is absolutely the best place to work and raise my family. I was born in Calgary in 1966. At the start of Elementary School, I moved to St. Albert where I happily live today with my wife and two children.
My family roots are deep in Alberta and that is something I’m very proud of. It’s where I went to school, raised my family, coached volleyball and hockey and grew my small software business into one of the nation’s leading school management system providers.
Leadership to Serve
Strong roots in my community was what initially brought me to public service. Living in St. Albert, I was concerned the needs of my community weren’t being met. Needs such as building schools and healthcare facilities in areas that required them most. That’s why in 2012, I decided to step up to the plate and run for the Progressive Conservative seat in the constituency of St. Albert.
Following my election, I served in cabinet as the Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education. I was then honoured to be appointed as the Minister of Service Alberta by Premier Jim Prentice.
Through my strength in bringing Albertans to the discussion table, I accomplished some great achievements during my time in cabinet that include:
- Increasing student aid and simplifying student loans to prepare the next generation to enter the workforce
- Aided small business development through a focus on streamlining Alberta’s small business regulatory environment.
- Made great strides in connecting rural and urban areas with the SuperNet, a much needed initiative to link our province with broadband connectivity.
- Strongly advocated for my constituents by getting the government to move forward on critical projects, including announcing the first new schools to be built in 15 years in St. Albert.