Warren Michelson was born in Lipton Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm north of that community. After graduation Warren started working in the communication industry, holding employment in television and radio for more than 30 years. Other than a six month stint in British Columbia, Warren has resided in Saskatchewan all is life, taking residence throughout a variety of communities; including Estevan, Weyburn, Regina, Melfort, Saskatoon, and Swift Current, before moving to Moose Jaw thirteen years ago.
He has worked in a variety of management and consulting positions throughout his career including two years with the Saskatchewan Newspaper Group, where he worked until his election into the Legislature.
Warren’s commitments to community volunteer service includes past member of the Moose Jaw Hospital Foundation and past directorship of the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce. He is the co-founder and past chairperson of the Moose Jaw Business Network, and has also taken an active part in the lay ministries of his Church. From 2000 to 2006, Warren held a seat on the Senate of the University of Regina.
Provincially, Warren has been involved with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for the past 13 years, serving as provincial president in 2004-05. During his Chamber presidency, the Chamber led the business coalition to defeat the infamous “Available Hours” legislation of the former NDP Government.
His many accomplishments and leadership capabilities were recognized in the Saskatchewan Business Magazine when he was acknowledged as one of “Saskatchewan’s Men of Influence” in March of 2004.
He was elected to the provincial legislature in November 2007 and served as the Chair of the Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice as well as chaired of the caucus Standing Policy Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice. Warren was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election.
Warren ran for the Saskatchewan Party because he believes “Saskatchewan has so much potential with all we have been blessed with” and that we need to create opportunities here rather than sending our young people to other jurisdictions.
His proudest moment was walking into the Legislative Building for the very first time. “I enjoyed my duties and being part of a forward-thinking government, especially being able help people in need.”
Warren and his wife Debbie have four adult children and two lively grand children, who all make Saskatchewan home.