Thursday, April 21, 2011

MLA Doug Routley - Nanaimo - North Cowichan

Dear Lord, I thank you for the diligence that you have put in Doug’s heart with regard to Citizen’s Services. Please keep him steadfast in wisdom and truth, and continue to bless him with a peaceful countenance. I ask for a heart that brings new and creative ideas to his team as he begins to work with his new leader. This I ask in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Doug Routley was elected as the MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan on May 12, 2009. He served as MLA for Cowichan-Ladysmith from May 17, 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.

Doug serves as opposition critic for Citizens’ Services.

Doug was born May 9, 1961 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in Duncan.

He comes from a family of educators and attended the public schools of the Cowichan Valley and attended Camosun College before traveling to Japan, where he lived and worked for one year.

Doug has experience in logging, as a sawmill worker, treeplanter and in construction. He also has been a business owner and operator, school custodian and School Trustee.

While in Japan, Doug taught English and studied Sumea, traditional Japanese ink painting. He was a bicycle racer and while training in Japan, met a bicycle manufacturer. After his return to Canada, Doug established a bicycle retail and wholesale company which had dealers throughout Canada and the USA.

Doug has two daughters, Sasha, 21 and Madeline, 13.

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