Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up Ernie Hardeman to you today. We thank you for his service and all the good he brings to Oxford. We pray that your hand would rest on him and his family. May he know your goodness and love. Help Ernie to know your ways and walk with you. We pray that you would counsel and guide Ernie in every situation. May he have new creative ideas for job growth, the agricultural industry, and food safety. May he be a voice for the people of Oxford to have their needs met. In Jesus name, Amen!
Ernie Hardeman was first elected MPP for Oxford in 1995 and is now the longest serving MPP in Oxford’s history. On June 29, 2018 he was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Until 1995 Ernie owned and operated Hardeman Feed Ltd. in Salford and served as a volunteer firefighter, retiring as Captain of the South-West Oxford Fire Department. He and his wife, Reta, have three sons and a daughter.