Lord bless MLA: Bob Simpson and all of his efforts on behalf of his constituents and all British Columbians. We thank You that You have a good, dedicated and committed man like MLA: Simpson in our legislative assembly. Your word says in Psalm 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way." May You continue to give him direction, guidance and wisdom in carrying out his legislative duties. We pray also that You will provide new favor in the areas of resources and relationships that will lead to new opportunities to accomplish those things that You have given him to do. May his time with his family be even extra fulfilling for all family members during this next season. 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.