Rod Loyola was first elected on May 5th, 2015 as the MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie. He serves as Chair of the Legislature's Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and as a member on the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
Before being elected, Rod was heavily involved with the University of Alberta, first completing his Bachelor of Arts in 1999, and later by being employed as an academic program coordinator and student adviser for University of Alberta International. Rod was then elected President of the Non-Academic Staff Association, the union that represents support staff that work at the University of Alberta.
Rod is an active community volunteer, who has helped in various roles for the Knottwood Community League, as well as on the Post-Secondary Education Task Force for Public Interest Alberta. Rod has also volunteered on the board of Friends of Medicare.
Rod has lived in Edmonton for over 35 years and has his home in the Edmonton-Ellerslie riding with his wife, Johanna, and their children, Daniel and Alonso.
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