Lord, we thank You for MLA: Bob Simpson and his willingness to serve the people as an MLA. We are blessed and grateful to You for his commitment, dedication and strong leadership to the people in Cariboo North. Thank You also for the gifts and talents You have given him and which he uses well to serve the people of British Columbia. We pray a special blessing on MLA: Simpson and his family that You will keep them happy and healthy. May You also watch over his family as they make sacrifices in support of him while he is away from them in fulfillment of his his duties. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
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.