Barry Morishita was born and raised and has spent almost his entire life in the Brooks area. Barry became the leader of the Alberta Party in September 2021. He has been a member of Brooks city council for 16 years including 5 as Mayor. He also served for 7 years on the Alberta municipalities board including 4 as the longest serving President in the organization dating over 100 years. Before politics, he operated a small business in Brooks for 30 years and has always been a community builder. Barry is married to his wife Jeanne and has two daughters, a son in law and two grandchildren.