Hon. Carol James, Victoria-Beacon Hill

Thank You, Father, for Hon. Carole James. Thank You for her courage, her tenacity, her hard work. Continue to fill her, Lord, with strength and wisdom as she carries out her role for the people of British Columbia. Thank You for the compassion she has shown and we ask You to fill her with hope and vision for the future. May she understand her influence and walk confidently with Your protection over her. In Your name we pray, Amen……..

Carole James was elected MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017.  She is the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier. Carole served as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association for an unprecedented five terms, commencing in 1995. She was elected to the Greater Victoria School Board from 1990 to 2001. She has also served at the national level as the vice-president of the Canadian School Boards Association. In 2001, Carole moved to Prince George to serve as the director of Child and Family Services for Carrier Sekani Family Services and coordinated the planning for regionalization of child and family services from the Ministry of Children and Families to an Aboriginal Authority. In July 2003, just prior to becoming leader of the B.C. New Democrats, she became coordinator with the Northern Aboriginal Authority for Families. Carole is married to Albert Gerow, a First Nations artist and elected Chief of the Burns Lake First Nation. She’s the mother of two children and a proud grandparent. She was a foster parent for over 20 years.