Earl Dreeshen was first election the Member of Parliament for Red Deer in 2008. In 2015 he was elected in the redistributed riding of Red Deer–Mountain View. He was born and raised in Red Deer.
Under the previous government he was a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. He was also chair of the Post-Secondary Education Caucus. He has also served as a Canadian delegate for the Parl-Americas.
Dreeshen reintroduced a Private Member’s Bill in the last Parliament, Bill C-444, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer). The bill, which made impersonating a police officer in order to commit an offence an aggravating factor to be taken into consideration on sentencing, received royal assent in 2013.
Dreeshen has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He taught math at Innisfail High School for 34 years. During that time he volunteered to coach football, fastball, track and field, volleyball and minor hockey. He also served on the Elnora Hospital board and as chair of the Eltrohills Health Advisory Committee.
He is married and he and his wife own and operate a family farm near Pine Lake, Alberta. They have two grown children and one grandson.