Stephanie McLean was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member for the constituency of Calgary-Varsity on May 5, 2015. She was appointed Minister of Service Alberta and Status of Women on February 2, 2016.
Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ms. McLean started a small business practicing law and later partnered to create GTM LLP where she practiced in Family and Criminal litigation.
Born in Calgary and Educated in Alberta, Ms. McLean earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Concordia University College of Alberta in 2008 and received her Law Degree from the University of Calgary in 2012. Ms. McLean was trained in the legal profession at the Law Firm of Davidson Gregory Danyluik, the Provincial Court of Alberta under the mentorship of the Honourable Judge Anne Brown, and at the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service.
Active in her community, she presently serves as a Mentor Lawyer through the University of Calgary Student Legal Assistance mentorship program. Ms. McLean has offered legal assistance and volunteerism to Calgary Legal Guidance, The University of Calgary Student Legal Assistance advising lawyer program, the Elizabeth Fry Society, and the Calgary Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Ms. McLean is passionate about social justice, health care, advanced education, women’s rights, and consumer protection. She and her husband Shane, as well as their growing baby Patrick, are residents of Calgary-Varsity.