Father, thank You for the blessing of MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert. We ask that You give him clear vision into the ways he can speak for those You’ve given him to advocate for. May You guide his leadership with Your spirit and give him creativity. We ask that You would bless his family and all those he surrounds himself with. May he find joy in his work. In Jesus’ name, Amen….
Spencer Chandra Herbert was first elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Burrard in 2008 in a by-election, and then elected as the first MLA for the new riding of Vancouver-West End in 2009. Spencer was then re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He serves as the Chair for the Rental Task Force. Spencer’s advocacy for equality and human rights led to the adoption of legislation explicitly protecting transgender people in BC’s Human Rights Code. Spencer served as an elected Vancouver Park Board commissioner from 2005 to 2008. Before becoming an MLA, Spencer was an award-winning artist and arts producer working primarily in theatre and dance. He was the associate producer of the United Nations World Urban Festival. Born and raised in Vancouver, Spencer lives in the West End with his partner Romi, a community developer.