Lord we thank You for MLA: Marc Dalton and his life of public service and dedication to people of Maple Ridge - Mission and to British Columbia. Your Word says in Proverbs 16:9 "We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.(NLT). We pray that You will continue to give him Your revelation, wisdom, strength and vision as to how to best serve his constituents and the province while bringing the most good to the greatest number of people. We pray for divine connections with colleagues, organizations and key people to create a synergy to bring about the change that You want to see in our province. May Your hand of protection be upon him and his family. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Marc Dalton was elected as MLA to represent the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission on May 12, 2009.
Previously, Marc worked as a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and high school levels. He has a Bachelors Degree in French and History and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, both from Simon Fraser University. Raised in a military family he lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Maple Ridge.
Mr. Dalton is Aboriginal (Metis) and speaks French. He has led student exchanges to Quebec to promote unity, French language fluency and an appreciation of Canadian culture. He has attended the Teachers Institute of Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa and has been active in politics at all different levels over the past 25 years.
Mr. Dalton is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to his wife, Marlene, for 24 years. They have three grown children.
For several years, Mr. Dalton worked as a volunteer with youth and reaching out to the needy. Currently, he and Marlene are involved with feeding the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge.