Father God, we lift the Hon. Mike Farnworth in praise and with thanksgiving as he faithfully and conscientiously serves his community and legislature as MLA for Port Coquitlam and as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister responsible for ICBC. May your favour, wisdom, and discernment rest upon him in all areas for which he is responsible. Please keep the Farnworth family close to you this spring and keep each family member safe and healthy as they go about their daily business. In Jesus’ 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.