Father, thank You for MLA John Martin, for his intelligence and the gifted mind You have given him. We pray that through him You will bring creativity and an outlook of positivity and courage into every challenge faced in his constituency. Thank You for joy in his life and we ask that You would surround him with love and support as he serves the people of British Columbia. Amen…….
John was elected MLA for Chilliwack in 2013, and re-elected in 2017. He is the Labour critic for the Official Opposition and serves on the Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives. Prior to his election to the Legislature, John worked as a criminologist and faculty member in the School of Criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley. He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and two degrees in criminology from Simon Fraser University. John has also taught criminal justice at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, and Lethbridge College. John has written curriculum and instructed courses for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and new recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Staff College. Raised in the Lower Mainland, John resides in Chilliwack with his wife, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs. He is a long-time martial artist and musician and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack.