Marlin was born in Edmonton and raised in Alberta. He and his family have called southeast Edmonton home for many years. Marlin’s children attend schools in Edmonton-Gold Bar and it was his concern over school closures that first prompted him to run.
Marlin is an advocate for the essential services that Edmonton-Gold Bar counts on and is passionate about protecting public services for all Albertans.
Named Minister of Advanced Education in 2016, Marlin has taken concrete action to make life more affordable for students by freezing tuition and passing legislation to modernize Alberta’s post-secondary system.
Marlin worked in site remediation and hydrogeology, including seven years with Alberta Environment as a soil and groundwater contamination specialist.