RJ Sigurdson was elected on April 16, 2019 as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Highwood constituency. RJ grew up on a 40-acre farm north of Cochrane.
Prior to serving as a Member, RJ worked with Avalanche Air Systems as a senior project/general manager and shareholder. He also has extensive experience as a red seal sheet metal worker.
After high school, RJ went to work in the oil and gas industry on a conventional drilling rig. When I came back to Calgary, started working in construction and after returning to school to obtain my Red Seal Journeyman status from SAIT and worked as a Project Manager for one of the largest design-build mechanical companies at the time.
He grew up on a 40-acre farm north of Cochrane.
He grew up working on my family farm as well as taking on additional work in high school on the farms of nearby families.
His mother, Ann Sigurdson, was a nurse for 35 years and my father, Richard Sigurdson, ran a successful private ambulance service for 25 years.
He has been an active volunteer with organizations in the community such as Shriners International.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as camping, fishing and hunting.
RJ has been married to his wife Leeanne for over 10 years. Together they raise three children.
RJ has been politically involved in Highwood since moving here in 2012. Having served as the PC Constituency association president, assisted the party in the unity movement, and was honoured to be elected the President of the United Conservative Party Constituency Association.