Havelock, Hon. Jon
Progressive Conservative MLA, Calgary-Shaw
Jonathan Niles Havelock was born in Edmonton on November 3, 1955. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta (1978) and Bachelor of Arts degree (Law) at Downing College, University of Cambridge, England (1980). Mr. Havelock, a member of the Bar Association of Alberta, is registered to practice law in the Province of Alberta.
From 1982 to 1988, he served as legal counsel with Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Ltd., a multi-national oil and gas exploration company. During that time, he was elected as a Calgary Board of Education Trustee (1983-1986) and served as the Chair for the last two years of his term. Following that, in 1986 he was elected as a City Alderman for Ward 5. Jon's political career was interrupted by a job transfer to Chicago with Amoco corporation in 1988. He left Amoco to return to Calgary in an executive capacity in professional sports from 1989 until 1992. Jon then joined GWE Group Inc., one of Canada's largest multi-faceted direct marketing organizations, in the capacity of Vice-President, Marketing and Sales.
Mr. Havelock resigned from GWE when he was elected as the Progressive Conservative MLA for Calgary Shaw on June 15, 1993. He was named Chair of the Law and Regulations Committee and the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation. In May of 1996, Jon was appointed Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Financial Planning and was re-elected on March 11, 1997. He currently serves as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Government House Leader, Member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee, Minister Responsible for the Fatality Review Board, the Criminal Injuries Appeal Board and the Alberta Review Board. Jon is also a member of the Standing Policy Committee on Community Development and the Standing Policy Committee on Education and Training.
Jon is married to Judy and the Havelocks live in the Calgary-Shaw Constituency with their two sons, Jesse and Taylor.