Ricardo Miranda is a resident of Temple, where he lives with his extended family.
On May 5, 2015, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Cross (see map) which includes the communities of Vista Heights, Whitehorn, Temple, Rundle and Pineridge,
On February 2, 2016, Mr. Miranda was appointed as Minister of Culture and Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Francophone Secretariat.
Before being appointed to his cabinet post, Mr Miranda served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future and as a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee, in addition to serving as a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, he worked as a servicing representative and member organizer with the Canadian Union of Public Employees before being hired as the Research Representative for Alberta.
For over 15 years, Mr Miranda worked as a flight attendant for a major Canadian airline.
Miranda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, and is working towards a secondary degree in industrial relations with a long term view of obtaining his PhD.
“Being elected to represent the community I grew up in, has been the biggest honour of my life…”