Searle Turton was first elected in 2019 and he was re-elected in 2023 in the riding of Spruce Grove-Stony Plain.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in 2019, Mr. Turton was a three-term city councilor for Spruce Grove. He has also worked in technology sales and implementing document control systems for Ricoh Canada. Prior to this, he worked as a dual-ticket tradesman in construction. Mr. Turton is also a lifelong volunteer. He 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 was sworn in as Minister of Children and Family Services on June 9, 2023.
Mr. Turton lives with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Aiden and Xavier, in Spruce Grove.