Parliamentary secretary Searle Turton

Searle Turton was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, on April 16, 2019.

Mr. Turton is a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing. He was previously a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Turton was a three-term city councillor for Spruce Grove. He has also worked in technology sales and implementing document control systems for Ricoh Canada, and prior to this as a tradesman in construction. Mr. Turton and his wife Amy also own and manage rental properties throughout the Edmonton region.

A lifelong volunteer, he has served as a director of the Spruce Grove public library board, chairman of the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre as well as trustee for the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers, local 1325. Mr. Turton has also participated in multiple international mission trips working with children’s programs and home building projects for underprivileged families.

He and his wife Amy and their two children, Aiden and Xavier, live in Spruce Grove. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games, reading, traveling, skiing and playing volleyball, soccer, tennis and pickleball.

Mr. Turton was the 950th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.