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MLA Tom Shypitka, Kootenay East

What a honor it is to pray for our MLA’s. Heavenly Father, we lift up MLA Tom Shypitka to You today. You have blessed him with integrity and given him the strength to do the tasks that come before him. We ask for Your peace and rest to fill him as he spends valuable time with his family this summer. May they know they are loved and cared for by a big God. Amen……..

Tom Shypitka was elected MLA for Kootenay East in 2017. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Energy and Mines and is a Member of the Select Standing Committee on Education. Prior to his election, Tom was a financial advisor and served as a Cranbrook city councillor, director of the East Kootenay Regional District and hospital board, as well as vice chair of the Central East Kootenay Community Directed Funds Committee and chair of the Cranbrook in motion committee. Tom enjoys volunteering his time working with several health-based local charities, coaching minor baseball, soccer, and curling. He is an avid curler and is a three time provincial champion at the national level, playing at the Brier twice and narrowly missing the opportunity to represent Canada at the Olympics. Tom is married and has three children.