Heavenly Father, we lift up Hon. Spencer Chandra Herbert to you in prayer. We thank you for his years of service. May you place people around him to encourage him today. We ask that you guide him and strengthen him. May he feel your love and peace as he engages in his daily tasks. Bless him and his family with good health and strength. 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, 2017 and again in 2020. He serves as the Deputy Speaker. 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.