Stu Briese served as an MLA from 2007-2016 in Ste Rose and Agassiz. 

Along with being an MLA, he spent 20 years on RM of Langford council and 3 years on the board for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 

He was also the Director, President, and Vice-president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities. 

He was recognized for outstanding contribution to the municipal government in Manitoba by being given the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

He was 73-years-old.