Monday, December 10, 2012
MLA: Bob Simpson - Cariboo North
Heavenly Father, we ask for a time of refreshing for MLA: Bob Simpson. Give him fresh insight into his responsibilities and a deeper understanding of the many people who are affected by his actions. Let him work with a competence that is beyond his natural abilities. In this Christmas season, give him a fresh awareness of Your great gift of love for him and his family. Bless and protect them 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.