David Yurdiga is the elected Conservative Candidate for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake.
A Fort McMurray resident, David Yurdiga was first elected as a Member of Parliament in for Fort McMurray-Athabasca June 2014. In the 2015 election David was re-elected with 60.6% of the vote.
Born and raised in Northern Alberta David spent most of his youth on the family farm in Grassland. He attended several post-secondary institutions including Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), University of Alberta, and Alberta Vocational College. During his summers David spent his time in Fort McMurray working on the Oil Sands.
Upon completion of his post-secondary specialization in mining, David began full time employment with Eco-Bay Mine in Nunavut. While he enjoyed the work, the isolation and time away from family had him return to Alberta and work with Occupational Health and Safety, Mines Inspections Branch where he wrote, and published training manuals.
David became a successful entrepreneur in 1989 when he opened a consulting firm out of Lac La Biche that serviced Athabasca, Boyle, Cold Lake and Fort McMurray. He operated the firm for 21 years specializing mostly in property management. David also opened and operated Lone Wolfe Distributors in Fort McMurray for seven years, providing safety and cleaning supplies to community business.
Once he retired, David returned full time to the family farm which had been an integral part of his life. David farmed with his father till his passing in 2005, and then took over the farm, applying the same organic principles to raising beef cattle that his father had done.
David entered into politics in 2007 when he was elected to the municipal council of Athabasca County. He later successfully ran for Reeve and served from 2009 to 2013. Besides politics David has been a very active member of the community where...