Thomas Dang

MLA for Edmonton-South West

About Thomas

Thomas Dang was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019. He is known as a passionate, strong, and effective voice in the Legislature. He is also the youngest MLA ever to be elected in Alberta.

He is currently the official opposition critic for Infrastructure, Democracy and Ethics. In February of 2021, he was appointed as official opposition Deputy House Leader.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Thomas is the second child of refugee parents. His parents came to Canada following the Vietnam war as part of the many boat people Canada welcomed. Much of his work around anti-racism and helping racialized communities flourish is guided by his families past. The hard work and dedication his parents brought with them is something he strives to honour every single day.

Prior to entering politics, Thomas pursued a BSc. Computing Science Hon. at the University of Alberta. He worked as a software consultant at various startups and was an activist and advocate for social policy. He continues to pursue his education at Athabasca University.

When not at work, Thomas enjoys playing with his cats, taking cheesy food photos for his instagram, and can occasionally be found kayaking or hot spring hunting somewhere without cell service.