Glenn van Dijken was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock on May 5, 2015. He was re-elected as the Member for Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock on April 16, 2019 and on May 29, 2023.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. van Dijken operated his family grain farm in Dapp, Alberta, for which he and his spouse, Barb, were named Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta in 2001. He has also worked on various committees and boards. He co-chaired the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmer program from 2009 to 2010 and served on the board of directors for the Federated Co-operative Limited from 2011 to 2015, the Goldeye Foundation Society from 2011 to 2015 and the Neerlandia Co-operative Association Limited from 1996 to 2008. A founding member of the Western Hog Exchange (WHE), Mr. van Dijken was a WHE director for 12 years, between 1997 and 2011, serving 5 years as vice-chair and 2 as chair.
Other community activity for Mr. van Dijken includes serving on his church council and volunteering as a hockey and baseball coach. Mr. van Dijken previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Agrifood Development.