|Greg Weadick in 2011|
|MLA for Lethbridge-West|
|Preceded by||Clint Dunford|
February 7, 1954 |
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Children||Josh and Lauren|
|Alma mater||University of Lethbridge|
Gregory William Weadick (born February 7, 1954) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Lethbridge-West as a Progressive Conservative.
Weadick has deep roots in his community as a fourth-generation Lethbridgian. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge in 1976, before beginning his career as a certified irrigation design consultant. Weadick has been successful in small business, and is co-owner of Yardworks & Tileworks and president of Frontier Irrigation Inc. He was the founding president of Lethbridge Youth Services and 5th-on-5th Youth Services.
Weadick won his provincial seat in Lethbridge-West in 2008, where he received 44 percent of the vote. He chairs the Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy and is a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members Services and the Standing Committee on the Economy.
Weadick was called by Ed Stelmach to serve in the Cabinet as Minster of Advanced Education and Technology. As a Cabinet member, he played a leading role in implementing the Stelmach agenda.
Before entering provincial politics, Weadick was active in municipal government. He served as a city councillor in Lethbridge for nine years, starting in 1991. He was instrumental behind the "pay as you go" budget-balancing strategy. During this time, Weadick participated in Provincial Task Forces on police funding and air transportation.
Weadick lives in Lethbridge with his wife, Joanne. Their two children, Josh and Lauren, attend the University of Lethbridge.
Weadick is one of the founders of the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, founding president of the Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services. He spent several years as director of the Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce and is a Rotarian.
|2008 Alberta general election results ( Lethbridge-West )||Turnout 38.3%|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Weadick||5,009||44%|
|Wildrose Alliance||Matthew Fox||855||7%|