Jason John Nixon (born May 26, 1980) is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. He was first elected as a member of the Wildrose Party in 2015, and then he served on the negotiation team that created a framework for unity between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. The agreement was ratified and approved by the members of both parties in July 2017, establishing the United Conservative Party (UCP). After the merger, Nixon endorsed Jason Kenney in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership election. After Kenney was elected as the leader, Nixon served as Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta until Kenney won a seat (Calgary-Lougheed) in the Alberta legislature in a by-election. Nixon served as the Opposition House Leader in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He has previously served as the Wildrose opposition critic for Human Services and was a participant on the government's Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention. Nixon was formerly the Executive Director at The Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization founded by his father Pat Nixon. Nixon took online courses at both the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Athabasca University. During the 2019 Alberta election, Nixon was dogged with controversies about a peace bond for an assault of a woman over his alleged involvement in a poaching incident on her property, a subsequent confrontation with a Fish and Wildlife Officer, as well as an earlier British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruling about his handling of a sexual harassment complaint at his former company. After winning the 2019 election on the UCP ticket, he was sworn-in as Alberta's Minister of Environment and Parks on April 30, 2019. Before the election, he was a vocal opponent to the previous Minister, Hon. Shannon Phillips (NDP), especially in relation to the proposed Bighorn Wildland Provincial Park. He and his brother Jeremy Nixon are the first brothers to serve in the Alberta legislature at the same time. Jason Nixon is one of four men named Jason serving in the UCP cabinet.