Frank Kast

I was raised on a mixed farm at Grassy Lake, in sunshine and irrigation. I graduated high school in 1974 after making an agreement with the principal. My first job started in April of 1974, installing water & sewer in a subdivision in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Since then, I have been self-employed, worked for farmers, worked for Alberta Provincial Grazing Reserves, and last, the Municipal District of Taber.


During my employment with the M.D. of Taber, I was Grassy Lake Hamlet Foreman, then I advanced to Lead Operator at Highway 3 Regional Water Treatment. My non-work experiences included being on the Recreation Board, President of the Ag Society (Taber Exhibition Association) and 15 years as Fire Chief of the Grassy Lake Volunteer Fire Department.


I had been a Conservative member for years, until I got disheartened by the unaccountable ‘Good Ol’ Boys Club’ looking after each other. I joined The Independence Party and then became President of the Taber/Warner C.A. I applied for a position on the Provincial Board and was elected to the Board at the 2023 AGM. I resigned from the Board and C.A to run as a TIP candidate in the provincial election.


I believe the voting population is slowly becoming aware of the lost opportunities of being Albertan. As Albertans continue to acknowledge the vast disparities between Ottawa and Alberta, I feel my best contribution to Alberta is as a board member of The Independence Party of Alberta.