Rural Economic Development

Damien Kurek

Nomination Date: 17/07/2019

Raised in Battle River-Crowfoot, Damien is proud to be a 5th generation farmer and for close to a decade worked seasonally in East Central Alberta’s Oil and Gas Sector. Damien holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies and Communications and a Diploma in Biblical Studies. He has held leadership and governance roles in a number of not-for-profits in Western Canada.

Damien has been actively involved in conservative politics across Canada for much of his life. This has included volunteering for campaigns, being involved in local conservative associations (including being elected to the local EDA board of directors at age 16), and campus politics. He worked for the Hon. Kevin Sorenson, M.P. while Kevin was Minister of State (Finance) in Ottawa and more recently in Kevin’s Constituency Office. Damien also worked at the Saskatchewan Legislature in a number of policy, communications, and research roles while Brad Wall was Premier.

Damien and his wife Danielle currently reside in Camrose with their two children and spend as much time as possible on the family farm near Consort in Alberta’s Special Areas. He and his family are actively involved in their local church and community.