Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MLA Sue Hammell - Surrey-Green Timbers

Dearest Heavenly Father, we pray today for MLA Sue Hammell. We thank you for her unique skills and experiences, and ask that You help Sue to be a valuable asset in her role as Deputy Opposition Critic for Health Services, in addition to her role and responsibilities as an MLA to the people of Surrey-Green-Timbers. Grant her wisdom, and may she be an advocate for decisions that line up with Your will.

We thank You for her special interest in women’s issues, both at home and abroad, and for her interest and influence with aboriginal people. May she be used as an instrument of blessing to many, and may her leadership be a source of courage and strength to those touched by her. Bless her, Lord, and may she see Your hand in all that she does.

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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