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MLA Mike de Jong, Abbotsford West

Jesus, in your name we pray for MLA, Mike DeJong. Thank You for his years of service to our province. We ask that You would enrich his life that he would continue to be a source of strength and inspiration to others. Give him wisdom and clarity for his committee work to appoint a clerk at the Legislative Assembly. Help him set aside time for rest and refreshment. Amen…….

Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2017 as the MLA for Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election. The six-term MLA has served as Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests. In addition, he also served as Government House Leader. Before his election in 1994, de Jong served two terms as an elected school trustee for Abbotsford School District 34, and was a lawyer with his own Abbotsford firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta. Michael has also been involved with the Abbotsford-Matsqui Arts Council, the Matsqui Youth Commission and holds the rank of Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces Air Force Reserve.