Progressive Conservative MLA, Leduc
Albert Klapstein was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 28, 1940. He is married to Patricia and has two stepchildren, Nicole and Rob. He completed his education at Salisbury Composite High School.
Albert is fourth generation Albertan of German descent whose family settled in the Nisku area in the early 1880's. In 1960, he operated a grain and dairy farm while in partnership with his father. Since 1984, he has owned and operated Heimthal Farms 1984, a grain farm located near Leduc.
For the past 15 years or more, Albert has been involved in various levels of local government, church boards and community groups. He has served in the capacity of Regional and Provincial Director of Unifarm and has been a member and delegate of the Alberta Wheat Pool. From 1977-1980, he was a Board Member of the County of Strathcona Recreation Board; 1989-1991 he was Vice-Chairman, Edmonton Regional Planning Commission, and in 1989-1992, he served as Chairman, Southwest Capital Region Water Services Commission. He has also been a Trustee with the County of Strathcona Board of Education; a Councillor with the County of Strathcona; a Trustee with the County of Leduc Board of Education; President, Nisku Rural Fire Protection Group; Chairman, Leduc Seed Cleaning Association; Second Vice-President, Alberta School Board Association. From 1983-1989, Albert was the Chairman for the County of Leduc Board Education.
At different intervals between 1982 to the spring of 1997, Albert served as both a Reeve and Councillor with the County of Leduc.In the Alberta Provincial Election held on March 11, 1997, Albert Klapstein was elected as the Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly for Alberta, representing the Constituency of Leduc. Following the election, Albert has been asked to serve as a Member on the following Committees; Standing Policy on Agriculture and Rural Development; Standing Policy Committee on Public Accounts; Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing; Standing Committee on Public Affairs.