What a blessing it is to have men like MLA: Mike Farnsworth serve our great province. Thank You Lord for his wisdom and experience. Guard and protect him and as he travels throughout his constituency and to and from Victoria. Open his eyes to the issues that need his attention, particularly in his important role as Opposition Critic for Finance. Bless him we pray and grant him Your peace.
Mike Farnworth was re-elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam in May 2013. He was first elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in 1991, and re-elected in 1996, 2005 and 2009.
He serves as Opposition Critic for Finance.
Mike was raised in Port Coquitlam and has lived there for more than 40 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography at Simon Fraser University, and was elected to Port Coquitlam city council for three terms in 1983, 1985 and 1990.
As MLA, he served in numerous cabinet positions, including the Minister of Health and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
From 2001 to 2004, Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multi-party democracies in former one-party states.