Sunday, January 27, 2013
MLA: Gary Coons - North Coast
Father, we ask that You would bless MLA: Gary Coons with Your wisdom, peace and strength. We pray that You would fill him with an excitement for what the coming year has in store. May he receive reviving and renewing encouragement from his colleagues, friends and family as the legislature gets back to business. Give him a renewed sense of purpose and may he sense Your presence right there with him in accomplishing all that you have given him to do. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Gary Coons was re-elected as the MLA for the North Coast on May 12, 2009. He was first elected to the Legislature on May 17, 2005.
Gary serves as opposition critic for B.C. Ferries and Coastal Communities.
During his first term Gary served on the Special Committee for Sustainable Aquaculture and the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs. He currently is a member of the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations.
Before entering politics Gary was an educator in the Prince Rupert School District for 27 years. He taught Mathematics/Special Education. It was during his time as a teacher and union activist that Gary first start down the path to political involvement.
An avid sportsman, Gary enjoys coaching, playing racquet sports and taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that the north coast has to offer.
Gary is married to Lois Elliot and together they have two daughters, Breton and Hannah.