Mike Starchuk was elected MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale in the 2020 provincial general election. He has called Surrey home for over fifty years and served his community as a city councillor and a firefighter before running for provincial office. In his firefighting career, Mike held the position of Chief Fire Prevention Officer with the Surrey Fire Service and worked with the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. He was made an honourary member of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association after his retirement. Mike is one of the founding directors of Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society and has been involved with the Variety Club of BC. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with and dedication to the City of Surrey. He was elected to Surrey City Council in 2014. Mike can often be seen out on his mountain bike on the streets of Surrey-Cloverdale.