Eric Rosendahl was first elected on May 5th, 2015 as the MLA for West Yellowhead. He is currently a member of the Legislature's Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship, and a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills.
Before being elected, Eric worked as a steam engineer for 34 years with the West Fraser pulp mill in Hinton. Previously he had worked in the forest industry and in the parks system. Most recently, Eric was a school bus driver from 2010 to 2015, for the town of Hinton and the Grande Yellowhead School Division.
Eric loves to volunteer and has always been a strong community advocate. He has been president for a number of boards and councils, including the Yellowhead District Labour Council, the Hinton Fish and Game Association, Hinton Search and Rescue, and the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association.
Eric has also served on the public advisory committee and the forest resources advisory group, as well as the executive, for Unifor local 855. He also served for many years on the environment committee for the Alberta Federation of Labour. Eric holds a diploma in renewable resources and wildlife management technology. Eric and his wife, Linda Lee, reside in Hinton.
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