Progressive Conservative MLA, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
Richard Marz was elected to his first term in the Legislative Assembly as MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills on March 11, 1997. He currently serves as a Member of the Standing Policy Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Designated Supply Subcommittee on Environment Protection.
Richard worked in the oil patch for ten years before joining the Calgary Police Force in 1969. In 1980, Richard was elected as Councillor for the Municipal District of Kneehill, eventually serving as Deputy Reeve and finally Reeve. He has operated a farm in the Three Hills area since 1966.
Richard holds an active interest in community affairs and is involved with the Disabled Transportation Society, the Three Hills and District Seed Plant, the Trochu Gun Club and the Three Hills Rodeo Committee. Over the years, he also has been involved as a past member of the Didsbury Auxiliary Hospital Board and Three Hills Health Care Centre Board, a founding member of the Provincial Health Council and Chair of the Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties.
Richard also has dedicated time to Boy Scouts of Canada and as a minor league hockey coach
He was born in Three Hills Alberta on April 30, 1944 and still makes his home in the area. Richard and his wife Janis have two children, Lavonne and Richard.