Prasad Panda is a former engineer who has run in three elections in Alberta as a member of the Wildrose, losing in 2012 and 2015 before winning a by-election to replace Jim Prentice in late 2015, who had disclaimed his victory. In 2017, when the Wildrose Party merged with the Progressive Conservative Party, Panda joined the twenty-one other Wildrose Party members in forming the United Conservative Party. Panda served as the energy critic for the UCP, and has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector including oil and gas. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from VRS College of Engineering and Technology from Viluppuram, India, and lives in Edgemont with his family. Panda was re-elected in 2019.
April 30th, 2019
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