Marlin Schmidt was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Gold Bar, on May 5, 2015. On February 2, 2016, Mr. Schmidt was appointed Minister of Advanced Education.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Schmidt specialized in site remediation for over a decade.
From 2008 to 2015 he worked for Alberta Environment as a soil and groundwater contamination specialist, and previous to this, he worked as a remediation specialist, beginning in 2002.
He holds a master of science degree in applied environmental geosciences from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany and a bachelor of science from Queen's University in Kingston.