Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for Mike de Jong, LIB MLA for Abbotsford West. Thank you for the years he has given on behalf of this area of our province. We pray he will have the wisdom and the words needed as he supports those in his riding. Be with him, give him times of refreshment and renewal. We pray he will know he has people praying for him. We ask you to bless him. In Your name we ask, 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.