Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MLA: Hon. Michael de Jong - Attorney General

Dear Father,

Today we delight in You. You are the One who brings the sunlight and the rain, the One who knows the hairs of our head and the attitudes of our hearts. And You are the Author and Provider of all that we need—including our BC legislative representatives.

Today we bring Mike de Jong before you. Father, may he be aware of Your presence surrounding him and providing him with the wisdom he needs to fulfill the responsibilities of Attorney General and Government House Leader. May You lift the veil created by our sinful natures, and allow him to receive insight and understanding from You. Help him to understand Your ways, Your purposes, and Your principles, and recognize how they fit into his responsibilities as he works within the restrictions of our laws.
Bless him with physical health, and help him to arrange his busy life so that he has quality time with his family. Father, we thank you for his commitment to his constituency; may he serve them well. And may Your will be accomplished within our province.
Michael de Jong was re-elected as MLA for the new riding of Abbotsford West in the spring of 2009

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in a 1994 byelection to represent the electoral district of Matsqui. He was re-elected in 1996 and again in 2001 to the new riding of Abbotsford-Mount Lehman, where he was again re-elected in 2005.
 Mr. de Jong was appointed Attorney General in June of 2009, he also serves as the government house leader.

Mr. de Jong previously served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

Mr. de Jong has previously served as Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services and Minister of Forests. Prior to that, he was deputy house leader for the Official Opposition and served as a critic for a variety of portfolios.

Before his election, Mr. de Jong practised as a lawyer in his Abbotsford firm. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

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