Father, we pray that You will provide MLA: Spencer Chandra Herbert and his staff and colleagues with a supernatural renewed sense of encouragement to help them see through those projects that they have on the go. Also give him open doors to be able to spearhead initiatives that will have major impact as Opposition Spokesperson for Environment and that will have wide buy in because the iniative is “the right thing to do.” Give him the wisdom to find the right balance between his legislative duties and his personal life especially during the upcoming Holiday Season. Bless he and his partner Romi. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Spencer Chandra Herbert was re-elected MLA for Vancouver-West End in May 2013. He 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 serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Environment. He previously served as Opposition Critic for Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the B.C. Lottery Corporation and Gaming Policy.
A strong community activist, Spencer was voted Vancouver’s Unsung Hero by readers of the Westender, and twice voted Best MLA by readers of the Georgia Straight.
A strong advocate for equality and human rights, Spencer introduced legislation to ensure transgender people are explicitly protected in B.C.’s Human Rights Code. He has been an active voice for the environment, and his work in the legislature was instrumental in the Pacific Salmon being adopted as British Columbia’s official fish.
Spencer’s work for the creative economy and tourism industries led to the highest level of support for the B.C. Arts Council in B.C.’s history, and the restoration of an industry-led tourism marketer.
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.