Meet John

Meet John

John Barlow was elected as a Member of Parliament to represent the federal riding of Macleod on June 30, 2014 in a by-election resulting from the retirement of former MP Ted Menzies. John was re-elected on October 19, 2015 to the riding of Foothills.
Prior to being elected to office, John had an award-winning career as a journalist earning numerous individual awards including the Telus Editorial Excellence Award and the Gordon Scott Memorial Award presented to Alberta’s top columnist. John is a much sought after speaker and active volunteer in his community lending his time and skills to numerous fundraising initiatives throughout Foothills.
John grew up in rural Saskatchewan where his family has a fourth generation business in Regina. After high school he studied Political Science at the University of Regina, and transferred over to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to study Journalism where he graduated in 1993 with Honours. John and his wife Louise have three children, Graeden, Kinley, and McKenna, and they live in Okotoks.
He is proud to work hard on behalf of his constituents, and is honoured to attend events on Parliament Hill and in the riding of Foothills. With deep ties to his roots in Southern Alberta and a strong commitment to the residents he represents, John splits his time between Foothills and Ottawa.