|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Preceded by||Don Getty|
|Succeeded by||Robert Alexander|
|Born||October 28, 1942|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Knaak ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1979 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud with a landslide to hold it for the Progressive Conservatives. Knaak retired from provincial politics after serving a single term in office at dissolution of the legislature in 1982.