God we ask for your grace to be upon Hon. Carole James. Lift her up in spirit today, give her strength, clarity and wisdom during this season of Christmas. We pray for her husband & family to be protected next month as she travels and serves our province. We ask this in Jesus name – Amen
Carole James was elected MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017. She is the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier. Carole served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Finance and as Opposition critic for Children and Family Development. A community leader for over 25 years, Carole served as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association for an unprecedented five terms, commencing in 1995.
In November of 2003 Carole was elected leader of the B.C. New Democrats, and served as leader of the Opposition in the B.C. legislature from May 2005 to December 2010.
Carole is married to Albert Gerow, a First Nations artist and elected Chief of the Burns Lake First Nation. She’s the mother of two children, Alison and Evan, and a proud grandparent to Hayden and Charlie. She was a foster parent for over 20 years, giving care to children and adults with special needs.