MLA: Bob Bjornerud – Melville-Saltcoats

God in Heaven, we
ask that You would bless Hon. Bob Bjornerud as he serves as Minister 
Agriculture. We ask that you would help him as he leads this important
ministry with the province and that you would give him creative insights and
solutions to the challenges that the agricultural community faces. Bless
those who serve with him by granting them Your wisdom and favour in their lives.

Bob Bjornerud was born in Kelvington and was raised in Saltcoats. He began his career in mining with International Minerals and Chemicals in Esterhazy. Following this, Bob went into farming. 

At the local level, Bob served as a councilor in the Rural Municipality of Saltcoats for seven years and then as Reeve of the R.M. for another seven years. 

Bob was first elected to the Legislature in 1995 to represent the Saltcoats Constituency (now the Melville-Saltcoats constituency) as a member of the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan. As one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Party, Bob served as the critic for Agriculture, Municipal Affairs, and also as the Opposition Whip. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. 

Bob served as the Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to May 25, 2012. 

Bob has three children and six grandchildren. He resides east of Yorkton with his partner Joan.