Dear God Almighty please help MLA: Hon. Don McRae as he fulfills his responsibilities. Thank You Lord for him and his willingness to be involved in the government of Your people here in British Columbia and Canada. Lord, may You provide him with the best of advisers to help him and may You be that quiet voice guiding him along in Your good and helpful way. May he sense that others do care about him and are praying for him and any stressors that may come his way. We also hold him up to You, Oh God Our Lord and Creator, as a person who will daily need Your strength and wisdom and others who are supporting him in his efforts. Thank You for him in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Don McRae was elected on May 12, 2009 as MLA for the riding of Comox Valley. On March 14, 2011 he was named Minister of Agriculture.
Don has served as Convener of the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and was a member of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, the Select Standing Committee on Health and the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.
Don was born and raised in the Comox Valley. For the past 14 years he has taught at GP Vanier Secondary School. Aside from teaching Social Studies, Military History, and Psychology, he has also served as a rugby coach, athletic director, department chair, and Staff Leadership Committee Chair.
Don has served as a Courtenay City Councillor for the past seven years. During his time on council, he has served as a municipal director for both the Comox Strathcona Regional District and the newly restructured Comox Valley Regional District. He has also been a member of the Comox Strathcona Hospital Board, vice-chair of the Comox Valley Sewer and Water Committees and numerous community organizations and boards. In 2008, he was also appointed by Premier Campbell to the Citizen’s Conservation Council.
He is an avid jogger and enjoys hiking and fly fishing. Don has been married to his wife Deanne for 14 years and they have two daughters, Gracie and Chloe.