Richard Feehan was first elected on May 5th, 2015 as the MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford. He became the Minister of Indigenous Relations on February 2nd, 2016. On November 27th, 2017 Richard also became Deputy Government House Leader.
Before being elected, Richard spent over a decade teaching with the Edmonton branch of the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work. Prior to this he was Program Director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Vice-President of Edmonton's Catholic Social Services. He also spent over a decade in private social work practice.
Richard holds a Masters of social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of social work from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta.
Richard was born and raised in Edmonton and he lives in the south side with his wife Kathaleen. They have three children.
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