MLA Mike de Jong, Abbotsford West

Lord, we thank You for MLA Mike de Jong. We thank You for giving him strength today. May he be filled with compassion and be aware of the needs of the people in his constituency and how to meet them. Give him clarity and the ability to make good decisions. Bless Mike’s day, in Christ’s name. 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.