MLA Dan Ashton, Penticton


Heavenly Father, you see the challenges facing MLA Dan Ashton as he serves the people of Penticton and is actively involved in Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. You know what Dan needs to do and how his assignment will be best carried out. Fill him with your wisdom, Father. May he and every member of his family be healthy in every way during this season of self isolation. In Jesus name, Amen……

Dan Ashton was elected MLA for Penticton in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. Dan now serves as the official opposition’s Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic and is Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. From 2014 to 2017, Ashton was the Premier’s representative to the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). 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.