Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Brooks-Medicine Hat


Danielle Smith is a proud Albertan, the MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, and the Premier of Alberta.

She is a University of Calgary graduate with degrees in Economics and English. Premier Smith has had a lifelong interest in Alberta public policy and finding the right balance between free enterprise and individual freedom, and the role of government. She was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood and leader of the Official Opposition.

Before re-entering politics, Premier Smith had extensive experience in the media and in business. Most recently she was President of the Alberta Enterprise Group. Before that she was a radio host with Corus Entertainment for 6 years.

She married her husband, David in 2006 and together they own and operate The Dining Car, a fully renovated 1940s railcar dining car. She is the proud stepmother of David’s son Jonathan. Premier Smith and David live in High River with their two dogs, Caine and Colt.