Lord we want to thank You for the political leaders we have in our Legislature here in British Columbia. Today we ask a special blessing on MLA: Mike Farnsworth. We are grateful for his life of public service to our province as an MLA and as a city Councillor. We pray that You will continue give him keen insight as to where, how and with who to connect in order that he may fulfill the mandate that You have for this province and its people. Continue to keep him in good health. May he have a productive summer while at the same time enjoying a time of relaxation and renewing of relationships with family and friends. 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.