Barry Morishita

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Barry Morishita
Leader of the Alberta Party
Assumed office
September 1, 2021
Preceded byJacquie Fenske (interim)
Mayor of Brooks
In office
Preceded byMartin Shields
Succeeded byJohn Petrie
President of the Alberta Urban Municipality Association
In office
Succeeded byAngela Duncan
City Councilor of Brooks
In office
1998 - 2016
Personal details
BornBrooks, Alberta
Political partyAlberta Party
Spouse(s)Jeanne Morishita
Children2, including Marissa Wardrop
Alma materRosemary High School

Barry Morishita is a Canadian politician currently serving as the leader of the Alberta Party. [1][2]


Morishita's father, born in 1945 in Sunshine Valley, British Columbia, moved to Brooks, Alberta in the end of World War II where Barry would eventually be born. [3]

He graduated from Rosemary High School in 1983. [3]

In 1986, he married his wife Jeanne Morishita.

Before his entry into politics he owned and operated an auto part store along with some business partners.[3]

Political Career

In 1988, Morishita was first elected in Brooks city council at the age of thirty.[4] He was elected Mayor of Brooks in 2016 [5] and president of the Alberta Urban Municipality Association in 2017.[6] In September of 2021, he stepped down from both roles to become leader of the Alberta Party after the resignation of former party leader Stephen Mandel.[7]


  1. "We Have a New Leader". Alberta Party. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  2. "Barry Morishita steps down as AUMA president to run for Alberta Party leader". edmontonjournal. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Morishita always wanted to serve his community, now province | Alberta |". 2021-09-28. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  4. "Making the Alberta Party relevant is Barry Morishita's new job – – Alberta Politics". Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  5. "Brooks voters choose new mayor in byelection". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  7. "Former Brooks mayor Barry Morishita new leader of Alberta Party |". Global News. Retrieved 2021-11-06.

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