Rick Fraser was elected as MLA for Calgary-South East in April 2012. He was elected to his second term on May 5, 2015.
He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.
He previously served as Legislative Secretary, Ambulance Services (reporting to the Minister of Health), as Associate Minister of Public Safety and as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction of High River. As well he has served as a member of the following committees:
- Standing Committee on Public Accounts
- Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services
- Standing Committee on Private Bills
- Standing Committee on Families and Communities
- Strategic Tourism and Marketing Council
- Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship
Rick has also served as Deputy Government Whip.
Like so many Canadians, one of Rick’s passions is the game of hockey. Upon graduating high school, he was drafted eighth overall in the 1994 East Coast Hockey League free agent draft by the Columbus Chill. He has enjoyed sharing his love for teamwork and volunteerism by coaching various sports teams in and around his community.
Rick earned his advanced-care paramedic diploma in the University of Alberta Faculty of Augustana paramedic program. As an advanced-care paramedic, he was responsible for all advanced life-saving procedures outside of a hospital setting combined with advanced treat-and-release and treat-and-refer protocols for the sick and injured anywhere in Alberta. In addition, Rick has served the public for 12 years working for the ambulance service.
Rick was a leader in his profession, operating as crew chief in Calgary and teaching advanced cardiac life support to EMS staff, physicians, nurses and students at Lakeland College in Camrose. From 2008 to 2010 he served as president of Calgary Paramedics. Additionally, he sat on the Alberta College of Paramedics Committee that is responsible for developing a critical care paramedic program and overseeing continuing education for all EMS staff in Alberta. Rick also advocated for new paramedic students as the Practicum Co-ordinator for the Calgary zone of Lakeland College.
Born and raised in Calgary, Rick Fraser and his wife Mishelle are now raising two sons in Calgary-South East.