“My invitation to all Albertans … let us seize this opportunity to step into the next chapter in our history united, laying aside our differences to focus on our shared vision – a hopeful future for our children and grandchildren, on the foundation of a free and prosperous Alberta.”
Travis is a proud, lifelong Albertan. He and his wife, Kim, have three children and 11 grandchildren. They have had the opportunity to pursue careers and business interests and to raise their family in this province of possibility and prosperity; a place where the principles of freedom and self-determination are held in high regard.
Until 2019, Travis spent his career entirely in the private sector as a Chartered Professional Accountant for 12 years and then, with Kim, growing a corporate family cattle operation and oilfield environmental company. He dedicated considerable time to provincial and national industry boards, including time as the President of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.
Four years ago, concerned with the direction of the province, Travis sought public office to help ensure the next generation would have the same opportunities afforded to him.
Travis served as Alberta’s Minister of Finance for three years, during which time he implemented an ambitious platform of reform positioning Alberta’s economy for exceptional growth. He presented the first balanced budget in over a decade and set the province on a strong fiscal path.
Travis believes in servant leadership. He believes in humility as a guiding principle in government and he fundamentally trusts that Albertans collectively hold the answers for the challenges we face.