Edmonton - Decore: Chris Nielsen

Home to large corporations, small businesses and everyday Alberta families, Edmonton-Decore is a diverse riding that Chris is proud to represent.

Prior to being elected, Chris worked as a shipper/receiver for 26 years. He feels a connection to hardworking Albertans in every field, and has used his time as an MLA to stand up for and protect the public services that they rely on.

During his extensive career he also represented his colleagues as shop steward for 15 years and filled various committee positions within local 401 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. His union activism motivated him to get involved in politics, and has shaped his commitment to protecting workers’ rights.

Chris care about giving back to his community, and has volunteered with the Children's Heart Society in a variety of capacities, including as secretary and as director.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Chris and his family have called Edmonton home since 1982.