God in heaven, today we bring Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong to you. We thank you for Mike’s many years of faithful service to BC and for his current role in opposition. Give Mike wisdom and understanding today as he continues to ask important questions of government and as he seeks to advocate on behalf of his constituents. May he sense your presence and peace today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Michael de Jong was re-elected in 2017 and again in 2020 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.