Lord, we thank you for Honourable Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam and his years of dedication and willingness to continue working for this province. With so many challenges facing this province, be with him, guide his decisions and may he have your wisdom during these difficult times. Increase his strength as he serves those in his community and a special blessing as he reaches out to those who are vulnerable. May he sense your peace and strength. We pray he will be encouraged and that he remains in good health. Be with him and his family. We ask this in your name, amen.
Mike Farnworth was re-elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam in 2017 and again in 2020. He was first elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in 1991, and re-elected in 1996, 2005, 2009 and 2013. He is the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister responsible for ICBC. Mike was raised in Port Coquitlam and has lived there for more than 40 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography at Simon Fraser University, and was elected to Port Coquitlam city council for three terms in 1983, 1985 and 1990. As MLA, he served in numerous cabinet positions, including Minister of Health, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. From 2001 to 2004, Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and then Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multiparty democracies in former one-party states.