Thursday, December 22, 2011
MLA: Bob Simpson - Cariboo North
Father, we thank You for MLA: Bob Simpson's passion to see that British Columbia has the best form of government possible and his untiring efforts in this regard. We realize that he has been very busy the past few months in the legislative assembly and with projects. We pray that you would give him Your supernatural rest as he goes about his day. During this holiday season we also pray that he has very special moments with his family and friends and there is much joy and laughter. May 2012 be a year of fulfillment for him in all areas of endeavour. In Jesus' name, we pray.
Bob Simpson was re-elected as the MLA for Cariboo North on May 12, 2009. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2005. He began sitting as an Independent MLA in December of 2010.
While in Opposition, Bob was the critic for Forestry and for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. As an Independent, Bob works towards Electoral and Democratic reform, as well as working to solve issues important to his constituents and to British Columbians with both the Government and Opposition in a non-partisan matter.
A former small business owner and entrepreneur, Bob was most recently Corporate Manager, Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Development for a major forest products company.
Born in Scotland, Bob's family immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967 and he moved to British Columbia in 1973 when he joined the Canadian Navy. He has two undergraduate degrees and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Victoria.
Bob is a former National Triathlon Champion in his age group and was named BC’s Male Triathlete of the Year in 2002; he is also an avid mountain biker and runner.
Bob, his wife Trish, and their two teenage children live in Quesnel.