Heavenly Father we bring to you Ben Stewart MLA for Westside – Kelowna. We ask for your great love to surround him. May he feel your presence around him today as he works with our leaders. Please give him favour and strategies to promote the strength of British Columbians. With this amazing province may he be a province changer for the good of all people. Thank you, for blessing him and his family. May they find favour with those around them. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ben Stewart was elected MLA for Westside-Kelowna in 2009 and 2013. He was re-elected MLA for Kelowna West in a by-election in 2018 and then in the 2020 provincial general election. He currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Housing. He has extensive experience serving the community as a board member for numerous organizations such as the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and Okanagan College. He was also as a founding director of a venture capital fund for local business development in British Columbia. In 1989, he founded and built Quail’s Gate into one of Canada’s leading estate wineries. In October of 2013, Stewart was appointed British Columbia’s Special Representative in Asia to act as the province’s official on-the-ground representative in Asia to further strengthen BC’s government-to-government relationships in China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia. Ben lives in West Kelowna and has three children and five grandchildren.