Duff Stewart grew up in Fort William, Ontario. After graduating from McMaster University, he moved to Alberta in 1975. He worked for the Alberta government and a major charter bank before he returned to Lakehead University and obtained a second degree in Education.
Shortly after he accepted a teaching job at a high school in Lloydminster, Alberta. He has lived there ever since. He won the prestigious Marshall McLuhan award for innovative teaching. He was also involved in coaching senior girls and boys basketball, senior boys volleyball, and curling.
In 1993, he was elected to city council and has won four successive elections since. He has served in all departments including Finance and Administration, Engineering and Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Utilities and Environment, Protective Services, and Planning and Development.
He is deeply interested in renewing infrastructure in the region. He has supported federal initiatives which help municipalities renew infrastructure and has made several propositions of how federal/municipal partnerships can improve regional infrastructure.
Mr. Stewart, his wife, and daughter continue to be solid community members. For the past twenty-two years, he has dedicated his time and energy to school, community, and family life. He continues to make Lloydminster, and the region, a better place to call home.