|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Preceded by||New District|
|Preceded by||Robert Fischer|
|Succeeded by||District Abolished|
October 26, 1972 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Children||Austin and Brady|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
Douglas "Doug" Griffiths (born October 26, 1972) is a Canadian politician and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Battle River-Wainwright as a Progressive Conservative. He was a candidate for the leadership of the PC Party in the 2011 leadership election.
Griffiths attended the University of Alberta, where he earned an honours degree in philosophy and an education degree. After university, he taught for three years at Byemoor School, in the County of Stettler. He was nominated for a teaching award each year, including two nominations for the PanCanadian Students' Choice Award.
Griffiths received 79 per cent of the vote in Battle River-Wainwright during the 2008 provincial election, sending him to the Legislature for his third term. In addition to his duties as an MLA, he has served as Parliamentary Assistant for the Department of Finance and Enterprise and is currently a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Health Committee.
Griffiths was first elected in a by-election for the Wainwright constituency on April 8, 2002, after former incumbent Robert Fischer resigned amidst a conflict-of-interest investigation by the Ethics Commissioner. Then 29, Griffiths was the youngest MLA in office at the time.
During his tenure as MLA, Griffiths was the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and has been involved in numerous committees and has chaired the Standing Committee on Energy and Sustainable Development, Rural Development Strategies Task Force, MLA Steering Committee for Rural Development, and was vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
On October 12, 2011. Griffiths was appointed Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs by Premier Alison Redford.
Doug won 2012 provincial election as an incumbent PC candidate.
On February 10, 2013 Griffiths personally insulted Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi by calling him a 'peacock' in the context of the city's discussions with the province on the regional growth plan.
Griffiths lives in Ardrossan with his wife, Sue, and their two boys, Austin and Brady.
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Battle River-Wainwright )||Turnout 49.1%|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Griffiths||7,974||79|
|2004 Alberta general election results ( Battle River-Wainwright )||Turnout 48.5|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Griffiths||6,406||65.0|
|Alberta Alliance||Orest Werezak||1,442||14.6|
|Social Credit||Robin Skitteral||320||3.2|
|2002 Alberta by-election results ( Wainwright )||Turnout 33.6|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Griffiths||2,924||44.6|
|Alberta First||Jerry D. Barber||1,695||25.9|
|Social Credit||Robin Skitteral||519||7.9|
- "Battle River-Wainwright Unofficial Results". Elections Alberta. March 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-15.[dead link]
- "Wainwright By-election April 2002". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
- "Battle River-Wainwright General Election Statement of Official Results". Elections Alberta. November 22, 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
- "Griffith's Legislative Assembly of Alberta biography".
|Order of precedence|
|Order of precedence in Alberta
as of 2013[update]