Leader, Alberta Party
Stephen Mandel is an experienced political leader, business person and community volunteer. He served as Edmonton’s mayor from 2004 to 2013. Over those nine years, he positioned Edmonton for the future by building new infrastructure, renewing older neighbourhoods, and spurring investment in the city. Stephen worked collaboratively with council, other orders of government, the social sector, and businesses to get things done, including helping bring billions of dollars of new development into Edmonton’s downtown. Stephen also served as MLA and provincial Health Minister in 2014-2015. Before entering public service, Stephen built and ran a successful business for several decades. As President of Mandel Group, he led the company’s activities in residential and commercial real estate development and construction.
Stephen has been active in the community, volunteering his time on behalf of numerous local organizations including the Mazankowski Heart Institute, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Jewish Community Centre, and Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre. Most recently, Stephen was appointed Chancellor of Concordia University. Stephen and his wife Lynn, are long-time residents of Edmonton, where they raised their children and now enjoy spending time with their grandson.
In February 2018, Stephen was elected Leader of the Alberta Party.