Father, we lift up MLA: John Martin before You and ask that You will give him renewed wisdom and understanding as he prepares for the next session of the legislature. We thank You for his willingness to serve the people of our
great province. May John be blessed as he serves the people of the Chilliwack region. We ask for divine protection to surround him and his family in the days ahead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
John Martin was elected MLA for Chilliwack on May 14, 2013.
He is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, John worked as a criminologist and faculty member in the School of Criminology at University of the Fraser Valley.
He holds a Certificate of Technology in Broadcast Communications from British Columbia Institute of Technology and two degrees in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.
He has also taught criminal justice at Douglas College, the Native Education Centre in Vancouver and Lethbridge College. John has written curricula and ran classes for RCMP members at the Pacific Regional Training Centre and new recruits at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Staff College.
He specializes in crime prevention, criminal justice reform, victims’ rights and public safety.
John is regularly invited to speak to groups on all matters related to crime and justice and is a frequent guest on talk radio and other media.
He has testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and taught Canadian Studies at Takushoku University in Japan as a visiting scholar.
Raised in the Lower Mainland, he resides in Chilliwack with his wife, Margaret, and their two Shetland Sheepdogs: Blue and The Dude. A long-time martial artist and musician, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chilliwack and a weekend warrior on the BBQ competition circuit.