Dear God, We ask that You bless MLA: Bob Bjornerud in all that he does this coming year. Give him a clarity and passion to continue in his work for the people of Melville-Saltcoats and the people of this province. Grant health and enjoyment to his entire family over the next year. May he find that perfect balance between enjoying his grandchildren and serving his constituents. Amen.
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.