Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. He is a long-time resident of Yorkton and a man who has always been involved in his community. Born in Regina, Greg has lived in Yorkton for most of his life. Prior to being elected, Greg owned and operated Ottenbreit Waste Systems, a private environmental and waste disposal business. He is an avid motorsports enthusiast and commercial pilot.
Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for more than 30 years. Greg and Leone have two daughters, Katelin and Rayanne, as well as a son-in-law, Austin Krahenbil, and one granddaughter, Wynnslet.
In 1998, Greg and Leone started "Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer" – an event that encourages volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity is named in honour of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000, at age 5. Over $800,000 has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. In recognition of these efforts, they received the Community Merit Award in 2016, presented by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce.
Because of their community involvement and volunteerism, Greg and his wife Leone were recognized in 2005 with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Greg was recognized again in 2012 with the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the highest honour presented by the Kinsmen of Canada.
Greg has served as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services (Community Based Organizations initiative) and as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment (Recycling). In June 2010, he was appointed as Legislative Secretary to the Premier (Vulnerable Youth). Greg has served as the Chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Human Services, Deputy Government Whip and Government Whip. In September of 2014, Greg was asked to serve in the Provincial Cabinet as Minister of Rural and Remote Health and continues to serve in this portfolio. Additionally, in June 2016, Premier Wall appointed him Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan-Ukraine relations.
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