Dearest Heavenly Father, we pray for Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, and ask Your hand to be upon him to guide him and bring about Your purposes through him. Give him clear direction and wisdom as he strives to serve his constituents. May he be open to hear Your voice and to follow Your leading that Your will can be accomplished through him. Bless him with renewed energy and joy in his work and may he know that he is valued and appreciated. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Previously, Marc worked as a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and high school levels. He has a Bachelors Degree in French and History and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Simon Fraser University. Raised in a military family he lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge.
Mr. Dalton is Aboriginal (Metis) and speaks French. He has led student exchanges to Quebec to promote unity, French language fluency and an appreciation of Canadian culture. He has attended the Teachers Institute of Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa and has been active in politics at all different levels over the past 25 years.
Mr. Dalton is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to his wife, Marlene, for 24 years. They have three grown children.
For several years, Mr. Dalton worked as a volunteer with youth and reaching out to the needy. Currently, he and Marlene are involved with feeding the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge.