Dear Lord, thank you for our MLA Andrew Swan. May he recognize the race he runs will improve the lives of all Manitobans as he strives to make the streets of our province a safe place. Bless Andrew and his family and protect them. In the Name of our Lord, Amen.
“I’m working to make Manitoba a national beacon of public safety, where effective, proven prevention measures prevent crime, where police have the resources they need to fight crime, and where tough penalties give prosecutors the tools they need to keep criminals off our streets – and make no mistake, the streets are ours.”
Andrew was first elected as an MLA in 2004 and was re-elected in 2007. He has served as the Minister of Competitiveness, Training and Trade, and in 2009 he was appointed the Minister of Justice and Manitoba’s Attorney General.
Andrew’s appointment as the Minister of Justice follows a long and active career in Manitoba’s Justice system. He graduated from the U of M Law School and practiced law at the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman from 1990 until his election to the Legislature. While practicing law, he was also an active member of the Manitoba Bar Association, serving as chairperson of the Young Lawyers subsection. He also assisted as a lecturer and a seminar leader for the Law Society of Manitoba’s Bar Admission course.
More About Andrew
- An active community volunteer and an avid runner
- Former Trustee for Manitoba Marathon Foundation
- Served on the all-party Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Task Force, which reported on ways to improve child nutrition, physical activity and injury prevention
- Lives in Winnipeg with his wife Tamsin and their two children, both of whom attend French Immersion schools.