Heavenly Father, we are so thankful for Dan Ashton and his diligence in using his gifts and talents to serve the people of Penticton. We see how you have used his many years of experience to prepare him for his current role as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Finance. We ask that you would give him clarity in his decision making and creative strategies for problem solving that will benefit all British Columbians. Please give him opportunities to relax as fall approaches as he spends time with his wife, Monique, and his children, Coleton and Chantal. Amen.
Dan Ashton was elected MLA for Penticton on May 14, 2013.
He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Responsible for Core Review on June 7, 2013. He is the vice-chair of the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review, and a member of the Treasury Board.
Before being elected as an MLA, Dan served two terms as Mayor of the City of Penticton following three consecutive terms as a Councillor. He served ten terms as Chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, and spent four years as a trustee on the Municipal Finance Authority.
While Dan was born in Edmonton, his family moved to Penticton two weeks after his birth and he considers himself a proud Okanaganite. The Ashton family business was retail, with locations in the Okanagan, Kootenays and the Lower Mainland.
Dan and his wife Monique have two children, Coleton and Chantal. The Ashton family prides itself on being active in the community.