Lord, today we bring before you for Gordon Hogg, MLA for White Rock. We thank you for Gordon’s nearly 40 years of public service to his community and our province. Bless him mightily as he now retires from politics and pursues new opportunities to teach, lecture and educate. Amen.
Gordon Hogg was first elected to represent the riding of Surrey-White Rock in a 1997 by-election. He was re-elected in 2001, 2005, 2009, and again in 2013.
Gordon has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for Social Entrepreneurship to the Minister of Finance. He is also the former Minister of State for Mining, Minister of State for ActNow BC and Minister of Children and Family Development.
Gordon also served as chair of the Government Caucus and was a member of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee. He was also the chair of the Seniors Caucus Committee and a member of the Cabinet Committee for Agenda Development.
He has also served on the Select Standing Committees on Finance and Government Services; Children and Youth; Health and Social Services; Justice; Constitutional Affairs, and Intergovernmental Relations; and the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture. He is currently a member of the Select Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs and Education.
Previously, he has also served as the Official Opposition Critic for education and human resources and was also a member of the Official Opposition Caucus Committees on Health and Education.
Gordon was a counsellor, probation officer and regional director for corrections prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly. He received his bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology from the University of British Columbia and his master’s degree in psychology from Antioch College.
He served on White Rock council for 20 years, for 10 of which he was mayor. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and Peace Arch District Hospital. He has also been a foster parent and little league coach.
Gordon Hogg and his wife, LaVerne, live in White Rock and have one son.