Lord, we thank You that MLA: Mike Farnsworth has a real heart to serve his fellow man both here and abroad. We give thanks for his many years of loyal and dedicated service as an MLA in our provincial legislature. We pray that You will continue to give him wisdom, direction and favour in all areas of responsibility especially as opposition critic for Health because we realize how critical it is to have our health care system be financially viable both now and long into the future. Keep him in good health and protect him in his travels. May he find renewed encouragement from his family, friends and colleagues during this next season of his life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Mike Farnworth was elected as MLA for Port Coquitlam on May 12, 2009. He was first elected as the MLA for Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in 1991, and re-elected in 1996. Mike was re-elected again as MLA for this constituency on May 17, 2005.
Mike serves as opposition critic for Health.
Mike also served the people of Port Coquitlam as a three term City Councillor.
During his time as the MLA for Port Coquitlam he served in numerous Cabinet positions, including Minister of Health and Minister of Social Development and Economic Security.
From 2001 to 2004, Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and most recently Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multiparty democracies in former one-party states.
Mike was raised in Port Coquitlam and has lived there for over 30 years.