Saturday, October 10, 2009

MLA: Sue Hammell

Photo of MLAToday we lift up and pray for Sue Hammel. We thank you Lord for all that she has been involved with and done in the past. Sue is a 'hidden treasure' - she has a rich and diverse pool of talent and experience to share and offer as she once again is elected, her constituency being Surrey - Green Timbers. Whatever Sue is placed into and wherever she is sent to, we ask Lord that You bless her and continue to use her to bring about needed reforms, insightful initiatives, and positive influence. We give thanks for this woman who has contributed such a large measure of herself on the behalf of this province as well as outside our country. We also ask that Sue's area of influence would increase and great things would take place. We also pray for protection for Sue and her family.

Sue Hammell was re-elected as the MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers on May 12, 2009. She was first elected in 1991, and re-elected in both 1996 and 2005.
Sue serves as deputy opposition critic for Health Services.
Sue has served in a number of cabinet positions during her political career, including Minister of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services, Minister Responsible for Co-operatives, and the Minister for Women's Equality. In addition, she was Government Caucus Chair and was active on several legislative committees.
Sue is also a founding member of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, initiated in 1999 to provide funds for projects that will assist women to realize their potential and to create a safe place for them to live and work in British Columbia.
Sue has been working with Washington BC based National Democratic Institute since 2000. With NDI she traveled to the Middle East five times to work with emerging political parties and female candidates.
In 2002 Sue worked with the Surrey Aboriginal Society as their Executive Director. She developed the Society into a modern urban centre for aboriginal people with an annual budget of over 2 million dollars.
Born in Vancouver, Sue was raised on Sea Island in Richmond. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of British Columbia, she taught in Verdun, Quebec, in Courtenay and Surrey.
Sue is married and has one grown daughter, Sage. Sue and her husband John have lived in the Surrey Green Timbers area since 1990.

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