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Heavenly Father, thank You for MLA David Forbes. Thank You for his work in government and thank You for his steadfast commitment to his constituency and the people of Saskatchewan. We pray that You would give MLA Forbes a renewed vigour for his role. May he consciously chose to uphold excellence and professionalism both for himself and for the people that he is tasked with critiquing. Bless him and his family with a wonderful spring season. In Your mighty name, Jesus, we pray! Amen.

Before entering politics, David Forbes taught in both Saskatoon and rural Saskatchewan.

David received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a masters degree in Education Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. He was also active within the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association. David has been a strong volunteer for his local community association, the Saskatchewan SaskTel Jazz Festival and as a coach of youth football and softball.

He was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in a by-election in 2001 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, and 2011. In the previous NDP government David served as Minister of Environment and Labour. In the Saskatchewan NDP caucus, he currently serves as caucus chair and as the critic for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Social Services, housing, community-based organizations, Workers Compensation Board, diversity, equity, and human rights. He is also the associate critic for Education.

David and his spouse Dawn Martin have three children, Cam, Alison, and Reilly.