Heavenly Father, we thank you for Hon. Spencer Chandra Herbert today. May you fill his day with your peace and grace as he represents our beautiful province. Give him wisdom and clarity as he works among his constituents. Thank you for his years of service to this province. May you keep him safe and may he feel your gentle presences helping him in all he does today. May he find times of personal rest for himself as well. Be with him and his family today we ask 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.